KKK Confederate-Flag Rally Fizzles Amid Scuffles at SC Statehouse

Lynette Holloway
KKK rally Saturday at South Carolina Statehouse
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Scuffles broke out Saturday at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia after members of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally to protest a decision to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse, reports Al-Jazeera.

About 100 members of the KKK and other white supremacist groups were greeted by about 400 African-American activists and their supporters outside the Statehouse on Saturday.


Last week the Legislature voted to remove the flag from the Capitol grounds, where it had flown for more than a half-century, after the alleged gunman who took pictures of himself draped in the flag shot nine black members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Al-Jazeera says that several minor scuffles broke out, including rocks thrown, and a "Confederate flag was snatched from a KKK supporter and ripped up, before police escorted the KKK members to buses," the report says.


Counterprotesters argued "that they are not welcome here, it's 2015 and the days of the KKK and their allies have passed," the report says.

Read more at Al-Jazeera.

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