KKK @Anaheim

Associated Press “KKK rally in California erupts into vicious brawl: 'All hell broke loose'” http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/28/kkk-rally-california-turns-violent-counter-protesters

現地時間2月26日に、カリフォルニア州アナハイム*1で、クー・クラックス・クラン*2が”White Lives Do Matter”というプラカードを掲げて「反移民」のデモを決行したが、それに対するカウンターの人々と大衝突になった。カウンター側の3名がKKK側の「南部連合旗(Confederate flag)」*3の先っぽで刺され、うち1名は重傷。警察はKKK6名とカウンター側7名を逮捕した。この衝突が起こったのはディズニーランドまで3マイルの地点だった。

The KKK has a long history in Anaheim. In the 1920s several Klansmen held elected office in the city, which was overwhelmingly white but now has a majority of Hispanics among its roughly 350,000 residents.

In January 2015, packets containing flyers condemning Martin Luther King Jr and supporting the Ku Klux Klan were left in the driveways of about 40 homes in Santa Ana, about eight miles south of Anaheim. The flyers opened with the heading “On Martin Luther King Day, you are celebrating a communist pervert.” The bottom of the fliers stated they came from the “Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.”

Nationwide, the number of active KKK groups increased to 190 in 2015 after falling in 2013 and 2014, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

See also

James Queally “Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; 3 are stabbed and 13 arrested” http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-klan-rally-in-anaheim-erupts-in-violence-one-man-stabbed-20160227-story.html