Everyone in the community deserves be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, place of birth, ancestry, national origin, martial status, sexual orientation, gender identify or disability, Whaley said.
City officials and some community leaders also have asked people to steer clear of downtown because they say the Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana are coming to town to try to provoke a reaction.
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Demonstrations downtown will cause some disruptions, including detoured bus service and the closure of the Dayton Metro Library’s main facility.
Citizens can learn more about Saturday's rally by visiting www.daytonohio.gov/may25.
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