LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it received $24.1 million in online donations over the weekend.

Officials at the ACLU say they're stunned, but excited by the surge in financial support.

Three hundred-thousand people donated, and many of the donors had never supported the group before.

The group plans to increase its staffing thanks to the new donations.

In a normal year, the activist group says it gets about $4 million in online donations.

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