“Our goal is to protect the First Amendment rights of all citizens and visitors to The City of Newnan” Cooper said.
Many downtown businesses plan to close that day due to the event, the Newnan Times-Herald reported. A church is planning a prayer event for 3 p.m.
The NSM is the largest neo-Nazi organization in the country, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which classifies NSM as a hate group.
The NSM was involved in the Charlottesville, Va., rally in 2017 in which one person was killed and others were injured.
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The Atlanta Police Homicide Unit is investigating.