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KKK, Black Panther Party rallies clash in South Carolina

Posted July 18, 2015 6:26 p.m. EDT
Updated July 18, 2015 7:40 p.m. EDT

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.