OXFORD, MS The members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
spent about 10 minutes waving flags, displaying Nazi-style salutes
and occasionally gesturing at a group of about 250 hecklers that
included young children. They were protesting the school's decision
to drop a pep song that included "Dixie."
Some fans had been ending the song by chanting, "The South will
rise again." Chancellor Dan Jones asked the band to stop playing
the song after fans ignored a request to drop the chant.
The Klan said it was protesting over lost Southern symbolism at
Ole Miss, which has been rocked by racial strife before.