A Ku Klux Klan member salutes during an American Nazi Party rally at Valley Forge National Park in Valley Forge, Pa., on Sept. 25, 2004. 
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A melee broke out near the site of a planned Ku Klux Klan rally as counterprotesters laid into Klan members, resulting in three stabbings, according to Reuters.

The free-for-all went down between protesters and Klan members as members of the hate group exited their vehicle to set up for a Saturday march planned in Anaheim, Calif., near Disneyland.


The New York Daily News reports that in all, six Klansmen were arrested in connection with the three stabbings, including a Klan member who is accused of stabbing a counterprotester with a Confederate-flag pole, as well as seven counterprotesters who were taken into custody after allegedly stomping a KKK member on the ground.

“As soon as they got out of their vehicle, immediately they were attacked by counterprotesters, and this caused a melee down the block,” Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt Wyatt told Reuters.


The most seriously wounded of the victims was taken to a local hospital’s trauma center.

The apprehended suspects were identified by the Daily News as San Francisco resident Charles Edward Donner, 51; Anaheim resident Marquis DeShawn Turner, 20; and Lakewood resident Randy Omacc Felder, 25; each of whom faces assault charges.


Nicole Rae Schop, 24, and Mark Anthony Liddell, 26, both of Los Angeles, also face charges of elder abuse in the stomping of a KKK member.

Klan members attempted to get back into the car as it sped off, with an angry mob reportedly chasing the Klansmen down the block and yelling, “Get out of here! You’re not welcome!”


A witness on the scene said that the KKK “were fighting for their lives.”

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