Miss. hotel cancels white power conference

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008

A hotel in north Mississippi has decided not to allow a white supremacists group to use its facilities for a conference this weekend.

Plans for the International Euro Conference at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch had already prompted local officials to issue a state of emergency. That allowed the county to bring in additional law enforcement.

The hotel issued a statement Tuesday, saying it was “committed to the safety and well being of our customers, guests and employees.”

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The conference was being held by former Ku Klux Klan leader and one-time Louisiana state representative David Duke and the European-American Unity and Rights Organization.

The group’s Web site said it would discuss the presidential “election from hell.”