(FOXNEWS) — The Ku Klux Klan wants to adopt a stretch of highway in northern Georgia to clean up litter, which could force a legal showdown with state officials who may not want the white supremacy group's help — not to mention a roadside sign announcing it.
Harley Hanson, the "exalted cyclops" of the Klan's "Realm of Georgia," filed the application to adopt a one-mile stretch of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains, near the North Carolina border, on behalf of the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County. Under the Adopt-A-Highway program, private individuals or organizations pledge to help keep a stretch of road clean, and their participation is heralded by a sign. In this case, the sign would read: “IKK Realm of GA, Ku Klux Klan.”
“All we want to do is adopt this piece of road and clean it,” Hanson told FoxNews.com by phone. “We’re not doing this for a membership drive; we’ve got all the members we want. And we’ve got intentions to do it more than four times per year.”
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