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Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers that were delivered to some Harnett County residents last year. (WTVD-TV)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A North Carolina Ku Klux Klan group plans to rally outside the South Carolina State House next month.

The Spartanburg Herald Journal reported that the Loyal White Knights of the KKK scheduled the rally from 3 to 5 p.m. July 18.

The hate group is based in Pelham, N.C., and calls itself the “largest Klan in America” on its website.

The governor of South Carolina recently called for the Confederate flag to stop flying over the Capitol.

Controversy has surrounded the Confederate flag, especially in the wake of the deadly June 17 shooting at a historically black South Carolina church that killed nine.

A Charlotte woman recently climbed the flag pole at the State House Saturday and removed the Confederate flag. She was then arrested.