KKK Supporters And Black Peaceful Crowd Meet At Confederate Flag Rally
When will the KKK go away??
Via Raw Story:
After proclaiming that the Confederate flag isn’t a symbol of hate and vowing a peaceful protest against its removal, members of the Ku Klux Klan required a police escort to leave a rally in front of the South Carolina statehouse on Saturday.
The Klan rally was scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the south side of the statehouse grounds, while on the north side, the Black Educators For Justice were scheduled from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Greenville Online reports. Governor Nikki Haley had asked people to stay home instead.
“Our family hopes the people of South Carolina will join us in staying away from the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create over the weekend and instead focus on what brings us together,” she said in a statement. “We want to make the Statehouse a lonely place for them. In doing so, we’ll honor those we have lost and continue to make our state stronger.”
Instead, the event turned raucous.
Despite numerous claims by the KKK that their event would be peaceful, videos of Klan members carrying confederate flags and taunting black protesters with ugly racist speech quickly emerged.
In one video, a white man with a shaved head can be seen making ape noises, another threatening to “hang your black *ss.” In another video, another Confederate flag-holding white man tells a person that they are the color of excrement.
Anti-racism protesters joined the rally as well…
A photo posted to Twitter shows a black police officer helping a protester from the Klan side out of the heat to shade and water: