White separatists sue Jena, Louisiana over planned rally

There's more news out of Jena, Louisiana as a white separatist group has sued the city over a rally they plan to stage next month.

According to the Associated Press, The Nationalist Movement which is planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Jena, is suing the town claiming officials are violating the Constitution by asking participants not to bring firearms, changing the parade route by one block and requiring the posting of a bond.

The Associated Press also reports that the group filed the federal lawsuit Dec. 14 and is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep the town from interfering with the Learned, Miss.-based group's "Jena Justice Day" rally. Group officials claim the town's rules violate their 14th Amendment rights to due process.

"When a group of, say, minorities or homosexuals want to have a parade, they aren't usually required to put up a bond or pay for police or pay for cleanup," said Barry Hackney, a spokesman for the organization.

Click here to read the entire AP story. 

The Associated Press goes on to say that this is not the first time The Nationalist Movement has filed suit over a rally.  They successfully sued York, Pa., over fees the city tried to charge it for a rally the group held in 2003. That rally drew a total of five members.

Thanks to the Associated Press and Slant Truth for the heads up. 

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