Road cleaned by neo-Nazis may be named after Rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King

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A litter prevention program in the United States got an unusual ally last year when a neo-Nazi group adopted a section of highway in Springfield, Kansas, and picked up the trash.

The state said it had no way to reject the group's application, saying membership in the Adopt-A-Highway program can't be denied because of a group's political beliefs.

Lawmakers responded with an amendment to a large transportation bill that would rename that section of road after Abraham Joshua Heschel, a rabbi who narrowly escaped the Nazis in World War II and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

But the move is being criticised by Heschel's daughter, who objects to naming the neo-Nazi's half-mile patch of highway after her father and calls the plan 'highly inappropriate and vulgar'.

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