[Watch] Protesters Arrested at White Power Rally in Georgia

[Watch] Protesters Arrested at White Power Rally in Georgia

The activists outnumbered racists ten-to-one.

Published April 23, 2016

Eight individuals were arrested on Saturday after brawling with police during a protest at a "white power" rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that about thirty "pro-white" rally participants clashed with a group of nearly 300 counter protestors who chanted, "He hey, ho ho, the KKK has got to go."

When police try to bar the anti-KKK protestors from getting too close to the pro-white rally, the protestors fought back, which lead to the arrests. The police wore riot gear as they beat back the unarmed anti-KKK crowd.

Organizers of the "white power" rally, dubbed Rock Stone Mountain, had expected nearly 2,000 Ku Klux Klan and white-supremacist extremists to attend the event, which was held to commemorate the Confederate Memorial Day weekend, but the huge police presence, alleged threats by counter protestors, and the fact that park employees would not let people actually climb Stone Mountain reduced the final numbers to just a few dozen.

Since the initial arrests there have not been reports of additional clashes with police. Park officials close roads leading to the rally to prevent more violence.

 (Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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