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Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim: three stabbed, 13 arrested

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  1. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    A Ku Klux Klansman is kicked in the face by an angry protester after members of the KKK tried to start a "White Lives Matter" rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim.


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    Protesters scuffle with a Ku Klux Klansman after members of the KKK tried to start a "White Lives Matter" rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim. The event quickly escalated into violence.


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    Protesters taunt an injured Ku Klux Klansman after members of the KKK tried to start a "White Lives Matter" rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim. Witnesses said the Klansmen used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting with protesters.


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    A protester tries to tear off the shirt of a Ku Klux Klansman. Six Klan members -- five men and one woman -- and seven protesters – six men and one woman -- were arrested after the fracas, an Anaheim Police Department spokesman said.


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    Paramedics tend to a protester who was stabbed during the KKK rally in Anaheim. Many people at the park were demanding to know why police did not have a larger presence at the scene before the violence broke out.


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    A Ku Klux Klansman is subdued and handcuffed by police. “I was expecting violence – but it’s disgusting,” said Nick Keeton, 18, of Anahiem. “I feel like this is 1953 and we’re in Kentucky.”


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    A Ku Klux Klansman is subdued and handcuffed. All of the 13 people arrested could face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, though a police spokesman said “some people could have a self-defense claim.”


    Update: For those who are interested, here's a hundred more photos from the brawl:

     
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  2. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence
    James Queally
    2/27/2016

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    Three people were stabbed, including one who was critically wounded, and 13 were 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 protesters could be seen kicking a man whose shirt read "Grand Dragon." At some point, a 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 protesters.

    Two other people were 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.

    Two Klansmen and three protesters were arrested following the fracas, Wyatt said.

    Kobe Sato, 18, of Anaheim said a crowd swarmed the KKK members when they arrived at the park and began to display Confederate flags.

    Brian Levin, 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 carrying weapons swarmed the Klansmen.]

    A brawl broke out and one of the Klansmen was knocked to the ground and kicked. Levin said he later saw the man's arm 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.

    A large crowd gathered at the park, with many demanding to know why Anaheim police did not have a larger presence at the scene before the violence broke out.

    Levin was also critical of the lack of police presence prior to the melee.

    "There were no police officers here when this started happening," Levin said.

    The Klan has a long and troubling history with the city. Klansmen were once the dominant political force in Anaheim, holding four of five City Council seats before a recall effort led to their ouster in 1924.

    At the height of the group's power in Orange County, nearly 300 Klansmen lived in Anaheim, patrolling city streets in robes and masks. A large KKK rally once attracted 20,000 people to the city.

    KKK activity nationwide has decreased dramatically in recent decades, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which estimated the group has between 5,000 and 8,000 members across the country.

    The group's activities have been sporadic in Southern California in recent years. Last summer, at least 100 residents of Whittier and Fullerton awoke to find packets containing KKK fliers, rife with racist rhetoric, and candy in their driveways. A Santa Ana neighborhood was also blanketed with KKK fliers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year, police said.

    An eight-foot cross was burned outside the home of a black man in Anaheim Hills in 2003, and the FBI investigated the case as a hate crime, but police did not specifically link that case to the KKK.


    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...-violence-one-man-stabbed-20160227-story.html
     
  3. jefferz Steel Belt

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    Retards. All of them.
     
  4. Queen B He / Him / His

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    lol a "White Lives Matter too" protest ends with massive brawl

     
  5. oldshadow Steel Belt

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    They have a right to protest (the KKK) and other people have the right to protest them. They don't have the right to attack the KKK and if they did and got stabbed for it then it was justified.

    You have to respect the rights of others so your rights will be respected.
     
  6. My Spot Not my liver spot. Not my bald spot.

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    Sounds like the KKK guys got attacked.
    I'm a bit disappointed this didn't happen here in FL.
     
  7. dontsnitch Steel Belt

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    I gotta ask what exactly they are protesting?
     
  8. oldshadow Steel Belt

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    Who fucking knows what dumb shit they are on about but it's their right to be as fucked up as they want as long as they stay within the law.
     
  9. Burning Hammer Banned Banned

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    If this were a black lives matter protest nobody would have gotten hurt.

    Racism etc.

    Checkmate BLM
     
  10. dontsnitch Steel Belt

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    Agreed.
     
  11. SMEAC Walt Kowalski

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    Meeting of the racist minds

    Should have beat each other to death
     
  12. Bukowski82 Buckle up belt

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    Klan are a bunch of vaginas. I recognize they have the right to organize, but frankly, if I thought I'd get away with it as far as the law, I'd stomp one or two as well.
     
  13. clmetal Iced Earth

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    So this rally was attended by "several" klansmen? These sorts of things always draw wsy more protesters. I sometimes wonder of if they are staged for thr benefit of thr opposition
     
  14. PainIsLIfe Gold Belt

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    Two groups of idiots get together and trouble ensues. Is anyone really surprised?
     
  15. PainIsLIfe Gold Belt

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    The article said there are only around 8-10,000 members in the entire US, so I'd imagine it would be hard to get more than a few hundred together for a random march.

    Besides, most are happy to spread their racist philosophy from the safety and anonymity of their own home.
     
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    The video showed the counter protestors started attacking the KKK guys.
     
  17. Byron Carter Purveyor of Wisdom Banned

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    Sort of like Sherdog.


    And yeah, just because you don't like what people say, you don't have the right to start attacking them.
     
  18. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Nearly a century had passed since the dark era when the KKK lost their grip on the Anaheim city council and police department.

    Disney is the new Anaheim overlord now :D
     
  19. Bukowski82 Buckle up belt

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    And just because one doesn't have the right to do something doesn't mean they won't. If I went downtown Detroit and started throwing around racial epithets, I'd say there would be a 100% chance of being harmed. Would anyone have the legal right to attack me? No. Would it happen? Yes. It's no different with the KKK. The KKK is taking that chance every single time they organize...
     
  20. MicroBrew Titanium Belt

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    Totally agree here.

    If the counter protesters started the fight, they should be charged. If the Klansmen started it, they should be charged.
     

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