The Ku Klux Klan rallied in Monticello recently and those who disagreed with the group’s ideas chose an alternate course to a protest of the actual event.

Instead, the Concerned Citizens of Monticello have scheduled a Love-Not-Hate rally Saturday. The rally will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church, 527 E. McCloy, Monticello. An original plan for a park rally was scrapped on account of inclement weather.


From a release;

“Instead of highlighting the hatred of a few dozen people, we wanted to show the love and unity that the majority of people in our community have for one another,” said Joe Britton, chair of Concerned Citizens of Monticello Area.

“We still have problems with equal opportunities that we need to tackle, but we are tackling those problems through dialogue and democracy, not through hatred and intimidation,” added Curtis Mangrum, chair of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel.

Organizers said they hope a diverse group of people of good conscience would turn out to better the community through “peaceful fellowship.”