August 6, 2014 at 7:37 am EDT | by Staff reports
GetEQUAL to join anti-Klan rally
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GetEQUAL (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

WELCOME, N.C. — An LGBT advocacy group has announced it will join immigrant rights groups that plan to protest an upcoming anti-immigration rally the Ku Klux Klan has organized.

GetEQUAL North Carolina said in a press release it plans to stage a “Hatred Not Welcome Here” counter-protest outside the rally in Welcome, N.C., on Aug. 9 with El Cambio.

“To me, this action means a lot — we are letting the KKK and the town of Welcome know that we are all immigrants,” said Maura Pereira, who helped organize the counter-protest.

Welcome, which has a population of slightly more than 4,100, is roughly 20 miles south of Winston-Salem in the North Carolina Piedmont.

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