Three people were stabbed, including one who was critically wounded, and 13 people were arrested when a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim turned violent Saturday according to police. A small group of people representing the Klan announced that they will be holding a rally at Pearson Park at 1:30 p.m., police said. By 11 a.m., several protesters showed up at the park to confront the KKK.

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A KKK rally turned violent in Anaheim leaving three stabbed and 13 arrested Saturday. Police say that the KKK were holding a rally when protesters came out to confront them and about an hour later men dressed in all black with Confederate flag patches arrived and were escorted by police around the edge of the park. Shortly after violence erupted and some of the protesters could be seen kicking a man with a shirt that read “Grand Dragon.” At some point a protester fell to the ground and was bleeding and shouting 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 according to police one of which was a protester. The identity of the of victim was not clear.

Six Klansmen and seven protesters were arrested. Kobe Sato, 18, of Anaheim said a crowd swarmed the KKK members when they arrived at the park and began to display Confederate flags. A brawl broke out and one of the Klansmen was knocked to the ground and kicked.

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. Witness said that there were no police present when anarchy broke out.

To be honest what did people think would happen at a KKK rally in 2016? I understand that people are allowed to have their own thoughts and opinions but to be honest some people’s thoughts and opinions are a bit prehistoric. What are your thoughts on the KKK and do you think that the violence that broke out was bound to happen? Comment below and let us know.

Source: LA Times