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KKK rally to prevent removal of Confederate statue met with angry anti-protestersKKK members rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Approximately 1,000 anti-protesters waited for the racist movement.
Yesterday (Saturday), dozens of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members held a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
At least 1,000 anti-protesters waited for the KKK members. Only the presence of several hundred armed police officers prevented a violent clash at the scene. At least 20 people were arrested from both sides.
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“The liberals are taking away our heritage,” KKK member James Moore said. “By taking these monuments away, that’s what they’re working on. They’re trying to erase the white culture right out of the history books.”
“The only thing they seem to want is division and confrontation and a twisted kind of celebrity,” Mayor Michael Signer stated. “The most successful defiance will be to refuse to take their bait and continue to tell our story.”
At its peak 100 years ago, the KKK had approximately 4 million members. Today, it has between 5,000-8,000 active members.
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