Georgia to Klan: No Highway for You

State rejects group's adoption attempt

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 12, 2012 5:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Georgia has foiled a Ku Klux Klan plot: The state has shot down the group's attempt to adopt a highway, reports CNN. A state DOT statement said the signs would be a distraction to motorists, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Don't expect things to end here, however. The Klan had promised to sue if the bid got rejected.

"People throwing trash out on the side of the road ... that ain't right," said a rep for the local KKK chapter, insisting the bid wasn't a publicity attempt. "Would it be any different if it was the Black Panthers or something? Someone always has some kind of race card."

Members of the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia perform a traditional Klan salute along the portion of highway they wanted to adopt.
Members of the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia perform a traditional Klan salute along the portion of highway they wanted to adopt.   (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
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