KKK Sign Atop Dahlonega Business Draws Protest

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dozens of protesters gathered on Main Street in Dahlonega Thursday morning after a Ku Klux Klan sign, along with a Klan flag and Confederate battle flag appeared overnight atop of one of the downtown businesses.

Lt. Chris Pfrogner of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said the business owner didn’t know who placed the sign and flags there but she began having them removed immediately. The City removed the 6 foot by 2 1/2 foot banner that featured the picture of a hooded Klansman and the words “Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall.”

Pfrogner said because the incident took place on private property, the Sheriff’s Office could not investigate unless the property owner files a report for criminal trespass. He added that as of Friday morning, he was not aware that a report had been filed.

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