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05/23/2013 04:39 pm ET

KKK Memphis Rally Profiled In VICE Documentary 'Triple Hate' (VIDEO)

In March 2013, a gathering of Ku Klux Klan members rallied in Memphis to protest the renaming of the renaming of Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park.

The Memphis City Council received backlash after voting to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, originally named for a man who was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, a Confederate general in the Civil War and a slave trader.

“Nathan Bedford Forrest was a racist. He was head of the Klan -- ‘Oh, no, it isn’t the same Klan today as it was yesterday’ -- it was still the Klan," Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery told VICE. "I've referred to the Klan as a terrorist organization. In fact, I call them the ‘American Taliban’ because of who they are and what they do.”

VICE got an inside look at the KKK rally and included the footage as part of a full-length piece on the subject of racism and hate in the United States called "Triple Hate."

Watch the trailer for "Triple Hate" above, and click here for more from VICE.

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