Morris Gulett, leader of Aryan Nations, says he expects group to hold a peaceful march in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- The white supremacist group Aryan Nations is planning to march on Saturday from Lincoln Park to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are upset about it.
Aryan Nations says it's trying to shed light on the atrocities of white farmers in South Africa.
The group plans on having 20-25 people participate, and expects the protest to be peaceful.

Morris Gulett, an ordained minister, calls himself the world leader of the hate group Aryan Nations.

Despite some of the online sermons titled 'the righteousness of hate' and 'teach them war, ' he expects a peaceful march in the District.

"What we are coming to Washington, D.C. for is a righteous cause. We are coming to shine a light on a dark situation in South Africa."

Rhonda Fleming is a Capitol Hill resident who plans on participating in a counter demonstration. "We are living in 2012. We are still having white supremacy groups march, it's not cool. I plan to show up and let my voice and presence be known."

The counter protest invites all colors and creeds to meet at Lincoln Park on Saturday afternoon.

Gulett says, "if there are counter protest these people are launching a protest in favor of murder and genocide."

But residents say it's not the topic but what the group stands for.

Suzanne Adair says, "Legally they have a right but it's unfortunate they'll be here."The group is headquartered in Louisiana. Pastor Gulett doesn't plan on being at the rally but has directed nearly two dozen of his people to participate.

He refuses to say how many members there are but says the people showing up are only a fraction of its membership.
Metropolitan Police, U.S. Park Police and U.S. Capitol Police will all be at the rally.

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