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Judge allows KKK group to hold event at historic Fort Davidson

Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 9:46 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Ku Klux Klan splinter group cannot be barred from holding an event on Saturday at a Missouri historic site — a site where one of the state's biggest Civil War battles took place.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Frank Ancona filed a suit seeking an emergency order to overrule rejection of the KKK application to rent a pavilion at the Fort Davidson Historic Site.

Ancona identifies himself as imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The historic site is in Iron County, about 70 miles south of St. Louis.

Ancona told the Post-Dispatch that financial concerns may force cancellation of the event. U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel required the group to post a bond of $1,800 and acquire liability insurance.

 


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