By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer|
A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rally in Anaheim left three people stabbed and 13 others arrested.
Violence erupted when a small group of people representing the KKK held a rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim, California.
“It is a disappointing situation to see now-a-days, its 2016. Why can’t we all be civil and respectful?” said student Cooper Jameson at the rally.
Before the KKK had even arrived, protesters had shown up to confront the Klan, according to the LA Times.
Moments after the Klan members had exited their vehicle at the park, fights broke out.
Witnesses told the LA Times that the KKK used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting the protesters.
Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department said that the other protesters were stabbed with a knife and an unidentified weapon, according to CNN.
Klan members jumped into their black SUV and sped off, leaving three to fend for themselves, according to the LA Times.
The KKK members, led by William Quigg, an Anaheim resident, were part of the Loyal White Knights in California and other Western States.
This specific group call themselves “Klan without robes,” according to the LA Times, who aim to raise awareness about illegal immigration, terrorism, and street crime.
In the end, six Klan members and seven protesters were arrested, Wyatt told the LA Times.
A day after they were arrested, five of the six Klan members were released from jail, according to CNN.
“It was pretty convincing that the KKK members were attacked violently,” Wyatt told CNN.