Nothing says racism won’t be tolerated like getting kicked out of your own rally. So here’s what happened. Members of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan attended what they planned to be a hate-filled rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. They arrived mid-day wearing Klan robes and carrying Confederate flags to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Apparently, they decided they would come carrying loaded firearms, which is allowed by Virginia law.
Well, let’s just say the Klan rally didn’t go as planned. The group of 50 members came face-to-face with about 1,000 counterprotesters who weren’t trying to hear any of the Klan’s nonsense. After being escorted to their designated demonstration location by police officers, the members were met with chants of “racists go home,” which completely drowned out the Klan’s “white power” cheers. Law enforcement officers set up police lines to protect the Ku Klux Klan, but it didn’t do much good.
Eventually, the police had to break up several altercations and escort the Klan members to their vehicles. In the end, about 20 people were arrested and it is unknown if they were counterprotesters or Klan supporters. Does it really matter? It just goes to show that people are no longer willing to tolerate racists. Nor will they be intimidated by them.
Counterprotesters echoed the voice of the masses and called the Klan members “terrorists”. In this day and age, we are all people and one race is no better than the other. Feel free to be as racist as you want, as long as you stay in your clubhouse or Klan house. The Ku Klux Klan members were forced to tuck their tails between their legs and head back home. So in other words, they punked out. Or should we say, “clucked out.”