Several hundred protesters march in downtown Durham, N.C. Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017 after word circulated of a possible KKK rally at noon. The KKK rally did not happen.

County ‘thought something would happen’

Around noon Friday, the Sheriff’s Office sent out a release “urging the public to avoid circulating rumors on social media and instead wait for verified information from officials monitoring the situation.”

August 18, 2017