Ku Klux Klan plans gathering near Quarryville on May 20
05/19/2017 09:44AM ● Published by Stone Lieberman
On May 17, Smucker's office issued a statement about the planned gathering of the Ku Klux Klan:
“It is unfortunate to bring attention to such appalling behavior, but I cannot be silent while this hate is promoted in our communities. The East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’s planned event this Saturday in Lancaster County is a reminder of the perverse hate that still exists within a small group of individuals."
The East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, based in Rising Sun, Md., posted on its website that they will be holding the cross lighting on a farm property near Quarryville.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported that “the number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row, energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump.”