Dozens Attend Racist Rally in Coarsegold
May 29, 2006 -- A white supremacist rally has wrapped up in the foothills, all under the watchful eyes of Madera County sheriff's deputies.
Officers say there were no problems at Saturday's rally off Highway 41 in Coarsegold.
Up to 70 people attended. A deputy watched across the street from the property.
Sheriff's deputies say a Fresno group planned the event, called "Unityfest," which advertised a cross burning. But deputies say they didn't see any evidence of that, and believe the rally was a lot tamer after the arrest of the Coarsegold man on Friday for a probation violation.
That's when deputies say they found Ku Klux Klan robes and weapons.
Deputies say the group broke the law by advertising and charging people for the event without a permit.
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