The City of Dayton offers the following information to the community regarding the planned HSK rally and other May 25 activities.
As a reminder, while the Dayton Police Department and public safety partners have made extensive preparations, City leaders are urging the community to avoid the downtown area Saturday afternoon.
A calendar of alternative community events and answers to frequently asked questions are available at www.daytonohio.gov/may25.
Streets surrounding Courthouse Square and RiverScape MetroPark will be closed May 24 and May 25, reopening in stages beginning May 26. For a complete listing of street closures, go www.daytonohio.gov/may25.
The RTA bus hub will be temporarily relocated to near the main Dayton Metro Library on Third Street between St. Clair and Patterson. For additional public transit information including temporary route changes, go to i-rideta.org or call 937-425-8300.
Area residents and visitors planning to attend the May 25 Community Celebration at McIntosh Park (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) may find limited parking at the City of Dayton Cultural Center (40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.). Event attendees are asked to be prepared for possible heavy traffic and to adhere to parking regulations.
Anyone attending the Community Celebration at McIntosh Park or other alternative events are welcome to submit photos for possible use on the City's Facebook page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dayton Daily News — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is prohibiting service members who work there from being in the area of a Ku Klux Klan rally scheduled for Saturday in downtown Dayton.
Service members were ordered not to enter Dayton’s Courthouse Square and the city blocks immediately surrounding it between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, according an internal memorandum obtained by this news organization. The order was issued by Col. David R Anzaldua, vice commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patt.
WOSU - Ahead of Saturday’s rally by an Indiana-based Ku Klux Klan group, Dayton officials are urging downtown residents, business owners and transit riders to prepare for disruptions.
Beginning Thursday, a number of streets near Courthouse Square will close to traffic, including Ludlow between Second and Fourth Streets. The intersection of Main and Third will also shut down.
Streets along Courthouse Square will be blocked beginning Friday evening, when Wright Stop Plaza will also close.
City Beat - A number of organizations will hold alternative events and protests against a small group of white nationalists based in Madison, Indiana granted a permit to rally in downtown Dayton May 25th.
Several anti-racism groups have planned events in response to a rally by a group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan scheduled in downtown Dayton tomorrow. The city has been bracing for the event for months.
Warnings are in effect for LGBTQ Pride events we know where Nazis and Hiwaymen plan to show up at armed and looking for trouble. Pride organizers should notify their security and local law enforcement, as well as get to know the various hate groups involved. Hate Trackers maintains a database of photos and names of most the members of these groups.
June 8th Motor City Pride Detroit MI - Nazis with National Socialist Movement
June 14th NWA Pride Fayetteville AR - The Hiwaymen
June 22nd Knoxville TN Pride - Nazi Kynan Dutton & the thugs he can gather, possibly members of Shieldwall Network
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