Civil War Reenactors To Meet Over Security Concerns

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ZOAR, Ohio (AP) – Representatives of an Ohio organization planning a Civil War reenactment say they’re meeting with police to discuss safety concerns about next month’s event after the deadly rally and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Members of the Zoar Community Association have been meeting with police in Bolivar, which provides police protection to the village of Zoar.

The event Sept. 9 and 10 is the state’s largest Civil War reenactment. About 1,000 participants and several thousand visitors are expected to attend the event held every two years.

A woman protesting a white supremacist rally over the removal of a Civil War statue in Charlottesville was killed when a man drove a car into a crowd Aug. 12.