SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI) – The Ku Klux Klan is planning a gathering in Sullivan, Missouri. Details aout the event are not clear. But, the city says they do not endorse the gathering.
This is a statement sent by Sullivan Mayor Thomas Leasor to the media:
Recently the City of Sullivan elected officials and staff were made aware by citizens and various media sources of a scheduled gathering of the Ku Klux Klan to be held in the Sullivan area. City elected officials nor City staff is aware of the specific location for the gathering or have any details regarding the event. Furthermore, City of Sullivan elected officials or City staff cannot confirm if the event being discussed will be held inside or outside the city limits of our community. On behalf of the City of Sullivan elected officials and City staff I want to emphasize that we have not, or will not, endorse or condone any activity based on hatred, more specifically any activity based on hatred towards any ethnicity.
Thomas D. Leasor
City of Sullivan, MO