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Durham Filled With Protesters After Rumors of KKK Rally Spread

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People march in the streets protesting against a possible march by the Ku Klux Klan, Aug. 18, 2017, in Durham, North Carolina. (Jonathan Drew/AP)

By    |   Friday, 18 Aug 2017 01:43 PM

The streets of Durham, North Carolina are filled with anti-racist protesters who heard rumors that the Ku Klux Klan was planning to rally in the city on Friday.

North Carolina officials, including City Councilor Jillian Johnson, issued warnings Friday morning that the KKK was planning to hold a rally outside the Old Durham County Courthouse, where protesters toppled a Confederate statue last weekend.

"At this time, law enforcement continues to monitor the area and have not confirmed reports of activity," Sheriff Mike Andrews told the Winston-Salem Journal. "We are urging the public to avoid circulating rumors on social media and instead wait for verified information from officials monitoring the situation."

State public radio station WUNC reports that "several thousand people are marching in downtown Durham in a demonstration against racism."

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