A violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to 180 days in jail.
The same group came to Court House Square last Memorial Day weekend, costing the city of Dayton about $650,000 on security costs related to public safety.
The KKK-affiliated group released the following statement following last week’s denial:
“We will still be in Dayton Ohio on September 5th. We are speaking with an attorney and will be suing for infringement and interfering with our right to peacefully assemble. If they continue to deni us then we will be on the corners of third and main instead but will still sue. We never asked for any security. We nev asked for any funding. The Honorable Sacred Knights have never commited any crimes or threatened to commit any crimes. Not one of our members even has a criminal record,” they said in an email to News Center 7.