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Less than a dozen people affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group were drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters Saturday at a rally in Ohio.
Nine people from the Honorable Sacred Knights showed up for a rally they'd obtained a permit to hold in Dayton's Courthouse Square.
Counter-protesters - City - Officials
But they were met by 500 to 600 counter-protesters, city officials said.
The counter-protesters chanted, sang and played various instruments to drown out the racist demonstrators, who had gathered behind a tall metal fence under tight police security.
Sign - Fence - Animals
A sign on the fence read: 'Don't feed the animals.'
More than 350 law enforcement officers were on hand amid fears of violence and the city reportedly spent $650,000 as police units from the Ohio state cities of Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, and Cincinnati were called in for backup.
Event - Injuries - Arrests - City - Government
But the event ended peacefully without injuries or arrests, the city government of Dayton, Ohio, said in a statement on Facebook.
Mounted cops kept an eye on things as communities came together to say no to racism.
Dayton - Chapter - Black - Panthers - Positivity
The Dayton chapter of the Black Panthers was present but the positivity spread beyond affiliated groups.
One attendee wore a Straight Outta Dayton T-shirt to show the city was having none of the negativity after the local government encouraged locals to avoid the downtown rally area on Saturday in order to #UniteAgainstHateDYT.
Instead people came out...
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