The Anti-Defamation League reports:
The white supremacist Nationalist Front will hold a series of “White Lives Matter” protests at various points in Tennessee on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The events will begin at 10am EST and culminate in a private social event that evening. With an expected attendance of around 200 people, this could be the largest gathering of white supremacists since Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Nationalist Front is an umbrella organization that consists of neo-Nazis, traditional white supremacists, and, to a lesser degree, racist skinheads. The bulk of the attendees for the rally appear to be associated with the League of the South, Traditionalist Worker Party, National Socialist Movement, or Vanguard America (VA). Several small Klan groups have also indicated they will attend, along with various, unaffiliated White Lives Matter activists.
Brad Griffin, a member of the neo-Confederate group League of the South who blogs about white nationalist topics under the alias Hunter Wallace, told The Tennessean that white nationalist groups believe that police departments in Tennessee will keep better separation between the white supremacists and those who oppose them. White nationalist groups blame the violence at their rallies on far-left protesters and police who fail to keep them at a safe distance from the far-right marchers.
“The First Amendment provides a right to free speech and a right to peaceably assemble, and, thus, neither the City nor the County can legally prohibit the event,” officials said in a news release. “The City and County, however, have carefully planned various measures to preserve and promote public safety, before, during, and after the event.”
The League Of The South backs Roy Moore and has supported him at his rallies.