Shutdown Scuppers KKK Rally

No Gettysburg address for white supremacists
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2013 1:17 AM CDT
Members of the National Socialist Movement and the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan salute at a rally in Kentucky.   (AP Photo/John Flavell)

(Newser) – Looks like the government shutdown has a silver lining some men in white hoods won't be happy about: A planned Ku Klux Klan rally at Gettysburg National Military Park is among the events at the Civil War battlefield that have been called off because of the budget stalemate, NBC News reports. The National Park Service had defended granting the permit for a rally on Saturday to the white supremacist group, saying its mission was to make the site available to all Americans, "even those whose views are contrary to the majority of the American public." (Read more Gettysburg stories.)

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