White separatist group sues Jena, Louisiana, for restricting their MLK Day march

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A white separatist group is suing the town of Jena, Louisiana, for restricting its planned Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

The Nationalist Movement claims officials are violating the Constitution. The group has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks a temporary restraining order to keep the town from interfering with the "Jena Justice Day" rally.

Authorities have asked the group not to bring firearms. It is also required to post a bond.

Jena's mayor says the ordinance has been in place for many years. He says all seven of the organizations that rallied in support of the so-called "Jena Six" teens in September, complied with the guidelines.

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