A band of Ku Klux Klansmen marching to Montgomery for "white rights" crossed the spot yesterday where civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was shot and killed by Klan nightriders 14 years ago.
The Klansmen's numbers grew slightly, to about 100, on the second day of a 50-mile trek from Selma to Montgomery which retraces the route taken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and voting rights marchers in 1965.
It was on the last day of the King-led march that Liuzzo, a white Detroit housewife, was shot to death. Klan march leader Bill Wilkinson said he felt "no remorse" about her death. "She was doing an unsanctimonious thing, helping those niggers," he said.
The Klansmen plan to enter Montgomery on Sunday, but they have no parade permit for their march and rally on the steps of the Capitol.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Varner in Montgomery indicated he would reject a Klan request for an order to allow the march without a permit.
A Klan attorney told Varner the city should "bend over backwards" to protect freedom-of-speech rights for all persons.
But Mayor Emory Folmar said the Klan had failed to follow rules for getting apermit.
Klan leaders have threatened to enter the city without a permit, and police have said they will be arrested. CAPTION: Picture, Klansmen gather around flaming cross at their campsite during march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.