4 counter-protesters arrested at white supremacist conference in Dickson County

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DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four people were arrested Saturday at a white supremacist rally in Dickson County, officials confirmed to News 2. 

American Renaissance, a white supremacist group, held their annual conference at the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn and Conference Center in Burns, Tenn.

Corey Lemley, Andrew Kelley and Robert Fidler are charged with disorderly conduct. The fourth protester, Sarah Abdel-Wahab-Obrien is charged with disorderly conduct and aggravated assault. 

Will York, an attorney with the Tennessee Poor People’s Campaign, said several different groups showed up to protest the conference. The counter-protest was organized through a Facebook event.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation confirmed that four counter-protestors were arrested, three men and one woman. Their charges ranged from assault to disorderly conduct. 

TDEC released a statement to News 2: 

Several individuals were present at the park to protest. Four individuals protesting the event were arrested – three males and one female. Charges ranged from assault to disorderly conduct….Tennessee State Parks does not endorse hateful ideology in any form. Tennessee State Parks has an obligation to act in accordance with the law and to make its facilities available for public use as long as the individuals and groups follow the law and park policies while visiting.

This story is developing. Stay with News 2 for updates. 

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