I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to have a KKK rally in Anaheim, California, but it didn’t go over very well.
Here’s video from a cameraphone of the aftermath – there’s some naughty language in it:
At the end of the video, the KKK guy says this is what his rally was about:
“This is a white christian nation, and we get all these illegal aliens coming over here selling drugs, getting on welfare, having more babies getting more money, then sending that money back to Mexico, not putting that money in the U.S. economy.”
From the L.A. Times:
Three people were stabbed and several arrested when a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupted in violence Saturday, police said.
A small group of people representing the Klan had announced that it would hold a rally at Pearson Park at 1:30 p.m., police said. By 11 a.m., several dozen protesters showed up at the park to confront the Klan.
About an hour later, several men in black garb with Confederate flag patches arrived and were escorted by police around the edge of the park.
Violence erupted and some of the counter-protesters could be seen kicking a man whose shirt read “Grand Dragon.” At some point, a counter-protester collapsed on the ground bleeding, crying that he had been stabbed.
A Klansman in handcuffs could be heard telling a police officer that he “stabbed him in self-defense.” Several other people were also handcuffed.
Witnesses said the Klansmen used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting with counter-protesters.
Two others were also stabbed during the melee, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. One of those was a protester but the identity of the other victim was not clear.
One Klansman and several protesters were arrested following the fracas, Wyatt said.
These Trump rallies are really getting out of hand. Just kidding!!!
Here’s a funny story from the stabbing:
Brian Levin, the director of CSU San Bernardino’s Center for the study of hate and extremism, said he was standing next to the man in the Grand Dragon shirt when a crowd of protesters swarmed the Klansmen carrying weapons.
A brawl broke out and one of the Klansmen was knocked to the ground and kicked, and whose arm Levin said he later saw bleeding.
Levin said he pushed the Klan leader away as the violence continued and a protester was stabbed.
Levin said he asked the man, “How do you feel that a Jewish guy just saved your life?”
“Thank you,” the man replied, according to Levin.
What bitter irony.
According to this video, it sounds like the counter-protesters were anti-capitalist anarchist morons: