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KKK, Black Panther Party rallies clash in South Carolina

Posted July 18, 2015

A pair of extremist groups on both sides of the racial divide had their say at the South Carolina State House Saturday afternoon.

Members who claimed affiliation with the Black Panther Party, and members of the Ku Klux Klan, held rallies at the same time, 3 to 4 p.m., on the north side of the capitol.

Tensions flared up and police in riot gear had to break up several fist fights. Authorities eventually forced both groups to leave capitol grounds.


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  • Linda Tally Jul 21, 2015
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    Two equally noxious hate groups square off? Shame authorities couldn't just sell tickets!

  • Derril Salter Jul 19, 2015
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    Two hate one location.

  • Mike Hill Jul 19, 2015
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    This is the problem I have with the media, they are the catalystt of hate. There were 200 people at the most, at this rally. There are 4.8 million people in SC. This equate to 4 one hundred thousandth of the percent of the SC population. It is statistically insignificant, yet WRAL wants to make it a headline on their website. I would like for WRAL to give me their rationale for exacerbating hate.

  • Rick Fetter Jul 19, 2015
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    Put the Koo Koo Klan and Black Panther Pansies in a arena some place, grab some popcorn, and let the problem solve its self. I have no use for these hate filled pieces of human trash.

  • Crystal Stewart Jul 18, 2015
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    May the odds be ever in your favor.

    Seriously, though .... this is getting ridiculous. We're going backwards, not forwards.

  • Sam Nada Jul 18, 2015
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    noun: racism
    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

    It's simply not true that everyone is a racist. To claim so is to rationalize your own belief as be universal and therefore acceptable. It's not.

  • William Cosby Jul 18, 2015
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    Everyone is racist Lisa. Some hide it better than others though. It's okay to come out of your little protective bubble now.

  • Lisa Menendez Jul 18, 2015
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    Two ignorant groups. Also the real KKK you'll never see in public. These two groups are just ignorant poor people who really are angry with themselves. Never accomplished anything in life, so therefore have the need to attempt to create race wars amongst those who don't have any race issues, which consist of most people who have education, or at least have the brains not to display.

  • William Cosby Jul 18, 2015
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    Let the games begin!

  • Rob Creekmore Jul 18, 2015
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    Let them have each other.