TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Students rallied on the steps of the Florida State Capitol Saturday, protesting white supremacy, but the rally was met with a response from the Florida League of the South.
Students for A Democratic Society protested an anti-SDS rally organized by the Florida League of the South, a white supremacist organization. The anti-SDS rally was in response to a march against the Ku Klux Klan organized by SDS following recent KKK activity in Tallahassee and North Florida.
One student told WTXL ABC 27 why they decided to rally Saturday.
"Today we were here because the ROF planned to counter protest us. So we said now we are going to have our protest and we're going to make our voices heard that we're here and against their white supremacy agenda and that we outnumber their voices," said Shivanni Ehsan.
The Florida League of the South responded to the SDS agenda calling them communists.
"Last week these communists and Marxists were out here burning the Confederate flag, so we were out here in protest against that. It's not necessarily that they burned a Confederate flag. It is our heritage and a symbol against federal tyranny. But we're really just out here combating the very presence of communists," said one of its members.