Durham, Duke protesters gather downtown in opposition of rumored white supremacist rally

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Durham, Duke protesters gather downtown in opposition of rumored white supremacist rally

Hundreds of people chanting, holding signs and banners are marching in downtown Durham, North Carolina.

Rumors of a white supremacist rally triggered cautions from Durham County officials and caused some county offices and businesses to close early or not open at all, according to published reports.

Our TV partner in Raleigh, WTVD, has crews on the scene and said they have seen several protesters armed with guns, axes and other weapons.

GoDurham buses are still in operation but are being rerouted around the protest area downtown.

Because of concerns surrounding the potential for a white supremacist rally, Durham County closed four buildings in anticipation of the rally at the courthouse Friday afternoon.

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Durham, Duke protesters gather downtown in opposition of rumored white supremacist rally

Hundreds of protesters marched down Main Street in downtown Durham on noon Friday, chanting "No KKK, no fascist United States of America".

The YMCA's Downtown Durham and American Tobacco YMCA branches are also closed Friday.

The protest that started around noon Friday was peaceful.

Willets reached out to the Sheriff's Office for confirmation. At 11:23 a.m. the Deputy City Manager of Durham sent the following email out to all employees: City administration is aware of the potential for protests to occur today at the County Administration and/or Durham County Judicial building. At this time there is no indication that City facilities will be affected; however, if that changes, employees will be notified immediately.

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