Shelbyville releases new details in safety plans ahead of white nationalist rally

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Shelbyville has released more details in its safety plan for a white nationalist rally slated for Saturday.

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The League of the South and other white nationalist groups plan to hold a "sidewalk rally" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and Lane Parkway.

Road Closures

  • Portions of Lane North Cannon Boulevard will close starting at 4 a.m. Saturday
  • Lane Parkway will be closed from the intersection of West Lane Street and Regent Drive to the North Main Street intersection of Lane Parkway.
  • North Cannon Blvd will close from the intersection of North Main Street to West Holland Street
  • Travelers should take alternate routes
  • The city will release when the roads will reopen on Saturday


  • Parking restrictions begin at 6 p.m. Friday & will be strictly enforced
  • Parking available for counter-protestersat Thomas Magnet School located at 515 Tate Ave. and Harris Middle School at 400 Elm St.

Prohibited Items:

  • Weapons of any kind; firearms, knives, electrical weapons, chemical sprays, other items that could be used as a weapon
  • Glass, thermal, metal containers including food, liquid or drink cans, coolers of any kind
  • Containers, bags, purses, fanny packs, backpacks (required medical items will be allowed)
  • Poles, sticks, clubs, baseball/softball bats, golf clubs, umbrellas, selfie sticks, other items used as a weapon
  • Masks, gas masks, any type of face covering
  • Torches, lanterns, fireworks, any devices that use fire or fuel
  • Aerosols, spray cans, pressurized canisters
  • Toy or replica weapons
  • Animals except working service animals in accordance with the ADA
  • Missiles, projectiles, items that could cause injury if thrown
  • Laser pointers
  • Items determined potential safety hazards

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