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Anti-immigrant rally in California is marred by altercation

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2016-03-02 09:33:19

On Saturday in Anaheim, California [], a rally with the theme "white lives matter" was scheduled by members of the Ku Klux Klan [] (KKK). The KKK members arrived together in a vehicle. A group of people had already gathered to express opposition. A fight broke out immediately. Three opponents of the KKK were stabbed; two KKK members reported injuries from being stomped upon. Police arrived and arrested five people affiliated with the KKK along with seven anti-KKK protesters. The arrestees who belonged to the KKK were released, and have as yet not been charged. Police said that video evidence and eyewitness accounts indicated that the KKK arrestees had acted in self-defence. Anti-KKK demonstrators remained in custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and of elder abuse (one victim was over 65 years of age). Another person is wanted by the police in connection with the fight.

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