Nashville hotel cancels reservations for supremacist group

Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina June 19, 2015 in a still image from video. Photo courtesy: CBS News
Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina June 19, 2015 in a still image from video. Photo courtesy: CBS News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville hotel has canceled reservations for a white supremacist organization this weekend.

Guesthouse Inn director of sales Michelle Jameson told The Tennessean the hotel made the decision three days ago after learning about the Council of Conservative Citizens.

Council board member Brad Griffin said the organization told its members not to go to Nashville this weekend. He said about 100 people had been expected for the event.

A manifesto purportedly written by Charleston, South Carolina, church shootingsuspect Dylann Storm Roof said he learned about black-on-white crime from the Council on Conservative Citizens’ website.

Griffin said no one he knows has heard of Roof, who Griffin said is responsible for his own actions.

Jameson said she made the decision with the hotel owner to cancel the reservations and had received many calls complaining about the event.

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