A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group has filed a request to join Georgia's 'Adopt-A-Highway' program.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has applied to adopt one mile of Route 515.
If the application is approved, the state of George would have to give the KKK official recognition with road signs bearing their name and other benefits in return for cleaning up litter on the highway.
Officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation were meeting with lawyers in the state attorney general’s office on Monday to decide how to proceed.
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, said the state should fight the “domestic terrorist group” in court.
State Rep. Brooks said: “This is about membership building and rebranding their name in a public way. If the state approves [their application] then they are complicit.”
“What’s next, are we going to let Neo-Nazis or the Taliban or al-Qaida adopt highways? They have to say no. If it brings a lawsuit, so be it. If it ends the program, so be it.”