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Man goes to council meeting in KKK hood

July 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Members of the Los Angeles City Council walked out of their meeting Wednesday after an African-American man wearing the white robe and hood of the Ku Klux Klan stepped up to the podium to speak.Wednesday was the second straight day the man, identified as Michael Hunt, wore the outfit to the council meeting.

Hunt refused the council's request to remove the hood, saying it was part of his First Amendment privileges.

Some council members said they intended to ask the city attorney about their legal options.

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