Anaheim, CA — A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rally turned violent in Anaheim, California over the weekend as klansmen and protesters clashed, with three people suffering stab wounds and 13 people under arrest. Disturbing images of the violence have surfaced on social media, prompting presidential contender Donald Trump to express his outrage.
“My friends this can not be allowed to happen,” he said in a press conference. “It is unconscionable that so many people sat by and watched as peaceful, innocent Klan members were assaulted. Under a Trump presidency, Klan members will feel safe to walk the streets again.”
Klan member William Quigg defended the rally.
“We have a right to speak our minds,” he said, “and that includes our view that it’s ok to be proud of being white.”
Critics have decried the KKK’s violent history of targeting black people for violence and other forms of less obvious discrimination, including political and economic. However Trump has remained firm in his support of their rights under the Constitution.
“These brave men have a right to free speech, they have a right to assemble. When I’m president you won’t see this nonsense anymore. I will make America great again.”