Police warn metro Atlanta community about planned neo-Nazi rally

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Newnan police are warning residents about a planned neo-Nazi rally this month.

Newnan police are warning businesses about an April 21 rally at Greenville Street Park scheduled by the National Socialist Movement.

The Michigan-based white civil rights organization has been labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Residents are being told the rally could draw anywhere from 50-400 people.


Andy Knoles and his wife, Katie, moved their motorcycle shop to downtown Newnan six months ago.

“It's just a very nice small town, quaint feel around here,” Katie Knoles said.

They never thought Big Foot Cycles would overlook a scheduled neo-Nazi rally.

"We really didn't know what to think at first," Andy Knoles said.

Businesses and police will meet Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.