The local leader of the NAACP is encouraging citizens of Rutherford County to steer clear of a planned weekend White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest.
Katie Wilson, president of the Murfreesboro NAACP, on the Ed Raymer Show (Sundays 8-10pm on WGNS), said they denounce any hate group coming to the city:
The event is expected to be on the Murfreesboro Square Saturday (October 28th) sometime after one o'clock in the afternoon.
The National Socialist Movement, Nationalist Front, League of the South and Traditionalist Workers Party have targeted Murfreesboro and Shelbyville to rally.
People have been asking, is WGNS going to give live coverage of the Saturday (10/28/2017) event? Our news department is set-up around the downtown area and ready to give coverage, should problems arise. However, with the well thought-out plans of law enforcement, we hopefully will not need to go "live" on the radio.
WGNS will break-in on our regular programming with "updates" throughout the event and still photos, videos and interviews will be included on our website.
WGNS will have massive pictorial coverage of the event on this website. Check www.WGNSradio.com. And if issues arise, tune to AM 1450, FM 100.5 and FM 101.9. Your Good Neighbor is prepared to be with you through another challenge.
FYI: The permit for the rally is 1:30 to 4:00 Saturday (10/28/2017) on the Murfreesboro public square. The League of the South is expected to be joined by affiliated groups. Other individuals and groups are expected as counter protestors.