KKK Rally Canceled Due To Government Shutdown

3:47 PM, Oct 1, 2013   |    comments
A view afforded to Union units atop Little Round top on July 3, 2011 at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The Confederate troops would have been directly across at the bottom of the hill. The three-day Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the US Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North in 1863. Often referred to as the 'High Water Mark of the Rebellion', it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,00
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PHILADELPHIA -- A Ku Klux Klan rally was canceled Tuesday due to the government shutdown.

Reuters reports that the KKK had a permit for a First Amendment demonstration at Gettysburg National Military Park. 

The permit was issued for Saturday, according to Reuters. But the government shut down at midnight on Tuesday, closing all National Parks.

Reuters obtained a statement from the park, saying all permits have been rescinded. Park officials previously defended the KKK's right to use the land for exercising their freedom of speech, according to Reuters.

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