CPD REPORT KKK PROTEST PEACEFUL AT PARK SATURDAY

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PRESS RELEASE     -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Throughout the day, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, the City of Crossville Police Department assisted the Tennessee State Park Rangers at Cumberland Mountain State park, as approximately 50 members of a white nationalist, white supremacist and neo-Nazi group met at the park throughout the day.

 

There were also approximately 50 additional people present, actively protesting the presence of those attending that meeting. The protesters and the meeting attendees maintained a peaceful visit to the area with law enforcement maintaining a presence, observing for any violent activity, in the interest of public safety.

The City of Crossville Police Department appreciates the peaceful demeanor of both groups, who enjoyed their freedom to exercise their opinions and beliefs, in a non-violent manner.

The City of Crossville Police Department will remain vigilant in the protection of the public and the protection of the property and rights of the citizens and visitors to the City of Crossville for the duration of any visit by either of these groups. If any violence is observed, we are asking that notifications be made to law enforcement as soon as possible, by dialing 911. The safety and protections of the general public will continue to be our top priority.

Please contact the City of Crossville Police Department with any questions, 931-484-7231.