KKK rallies around Confederate statue in Virginia

About 50 members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to protest the city’s plan to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park. The KKK group was dwarfed by an anti-racism counter-protest estimated at about 1,000 people. Local authorities said 23 people were arrested at the event but did not specify whether they were KKK members or counter-protesters. The KKK members shouted “white power,” and a few wore the racist organization’s signature white hoods. Police dispersed the crowd with tear gas.

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