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No white supremacist rally

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - No sign of a white supremacist group out here today, just anti-hate protestors. They've moved from the center of Kanawha Plaza to the curb where they have been waiving their posters at traffic at 8th and Canal.

This all came about after several Craigslist postings revealed Kanawha Plaza as the location for a white supremacist rally. The Imperial Klan's of America logo appeared in several postings.    

We contacted that group. The imperial wizard responded today saying the group does not post on Craigslist, they don't hold public events or interviews because they're not productive. We caught up with one woman who saw our story on NBC12 and wanted to see what would happen here today.

"I kept seeing the feed on Channel 12 and just decided I was going to be downtown just decided to see what was going on. I'm not really upset about it either way. You have a right to free speech but just wanted to see what's going on in my town. If we were really going to have something about it and who was in the yay and nay about it," said Mareesa Dawn, Richmond resident.

Police have been keeping watch to make sure the protestors don't impede traffic. Also, a city special events planner was out here too. Again the city never issued a permit to any white supremacist group for a demonstration.

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