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Prom moved after 'pro-white' rally planned at same venue

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County high school's prom has been moved after complaints that the event was being held on the same day and place as a white supremacists rally.

Students and parents were upset after learning that a "pro-white" rally was planned at Stone Mountain Park on April 23, the same day of Peachtree Ridge's prom.

The group Rock Stone Mountain obtained a permit for an event to begin at 11 a.m.  Described as an openly pro-white march and concert, people from all over the country are planning to attend.

Peachtree Ridge High Principal Jeff Mathews said that while the events wouldn't have overlapped, prom organizers were able to come to an agree with Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Resort, which is at Stone Mountain Park, to move the event.

"While we had been reassured that our prom and the other event would not overlap, we listened and understood the concerns raised by our community members and continued to look for alternative options. The voice of the Peachtree Ridge family helped us successfully relocate our students’ event," Mathews said in a statement to parents.

The school's prom will still be held April 23, but will now be held at Westin Buckhead.

Stone Mountain has been the site of previous protests for and against the Confederate flag.

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