For those who haven’t heard, an attempt by the Ku Klux Klan to rally in Anaheim, CA was smashed off the streets by a group of Anti-Fascists and Anti-Racists as soon as they started unloading from their SUV.
From OC Weekly’s report:
“Today’s Ku Klux Klan rally at Anaheim’s Pearson Park turned to chaos before it even started. With no visible police presence at the scene, a black SUV carrying around five Klukkers pulled up by the park shortly after noon. They tried getting Confederate flags and “White Lives Matter” signs down from the back, when protesters swarmed them. After trading insults at each other, the counter-protesters started pummeling the Invisible Empire.”
The Klan immediately abandoned their plans to rally and fled in their SUV, complete with slashed tires and smashed windows. They failed, however, to remember to bring their “Grand Dragon,” who was treated to a boot party by the crowd. At some point in the melee, one of the Klan members stabbed 3 protesters with a pocket knife. All are in stable condition an expected to make a full recovery, but are now facing criminal charges.
Here is some video of the incident:
As usual, police protected the Klan, arresting a dozen protesters, charging 5, and not charging any of the Klansman, saying they “acted in self defense.” The reality is they provoked that situation and no person of color or Antifa in a reversed role would have been let off scot-free after stabbing 3 people in a brawl.
Anaheim has a long history of Klan involvement in law enforcement and city government. In fact, according to the LA Times, back in 1924 when the Klan’s secret membership list was leaked, 9 OUT OF 10 of the officers on the entire Anaheim police force at the time were members of the Klan. Put that together with the fact that both policing and Klan membership are often family tradition, and Orange County being the traditional stronghold of White Supremacists in Southern California, and draw your own conclusions.
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