The Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the steps of Georgia’s state capitol in downtown Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 1. A black guy sees it and gets around 20 of his friends (his Facebook page says “about 7 dudes and like 12 females”) to come and stage an impromptu counter protest. Things heat up a bit, the police step in, and guess who gets asked to leave? Hint: It wasn’t the Ku Klux Klan. But before they left, Stacey Da Ceo Black caught the whole thing on video and posted it on Facebook.
Here’s what happened at the Ku Klux Klan rally.
The Ku Klux Klan held their rally on the capitol building steps and were cordoned off from the public by a heavy metal fence, as if to protect them. The event also had a huge police presence, considering that only around 15 Ku Klux Klan members turned out. The above photograph alone shows five cops. Stacey Da Ceo Black and his friends gathered on the plaza below, and he began capturing the video with his cellphone. After ranting about Martin Luther King for a couple minutes, the Ku Klux Klan people noticed their new audience and began chanting “White Power! White Power!”
Naturally, the counter-demonstrators began chanting “Black Power! Black Power!” in response. Then, something happens off-screen. Apparently, the police are telling the 20-odd anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators gathered that they have to leave. One man indignantly muttered:
“Why do they get the right to do this, and we can’t — we’ve gotta move.”
A police officer appears in the frame of the video, and the narrator calmly asks, “We’ve got to move?” and the cop responds, “Yes, sir.” (The policies of Atlanta, GA’s finest may be racially biased, but at least they’re polite). But one of the women wasn’t taking things as calmly. She angrily protested that making them leave was unfair:
“Make everybody move, then […] That’s some bullsh*t. They get to stay and preach hate, but we’ve gotta move or we’re committing a crime. That’s some bullsh*t.”
Here’s the video:
Why were police protecting the Ku Klux Klan?
Another video from the Ku Klux Klan rally was taken the same day by Chonta Flowers, and posted to her Facebook page. She takes us on a drive around the perimeter of the capitol building. It turns out that the entire building was fenced off and guarded by police officers stationed at various points. She narrates, as a friend in the passenger seat holds up the camera:
“I don’t know if y’all can hear this, but we’re going down the street. It’s Martin Luther King Street and Washington in downtown Atlanta and there’s a Ku Klux Klan meeting going on right now. And I’m waiting at the light so I can get further, so you guys can see…
Do you see the Confederate flags? Can you hear it? They’re chanting ‘White Power.’ They just said that America’s being overrun by jungle fever. See all the police? See the flags? Why? This is still happening. 2014. In the South.”
Why were Atlanta, GA police going to such extreme lengths to protect the Ku Klux Klan? And where was the media? Was the rally kept quiet and heavily protected because higher-ups in the city secretly agree with the KKK’s sentiments? Or because the whole thing’s just plain embarrassing, and allowing a Ku Klux Klan member to meet a well-deserved fate would generate unwanted headlines? As a terrorist group, the KKK are not technically entitled to exercise the right of free speech.
Here’s what some of Flowers’ Facebook friends thought of the Ku Klux Klan rally.
–Omg…. Laughing @ them fools. That’s why they had all those police there for protection.
–I wonder how much police protection Black Panthers would get if they did the same thing.
–Do you know they have to get a permit to march in that city and wherever else? Hmmm, wonder who gives them the ok and the permit to march,spewing out their hate that they have done for GOD knows how many years.
–It’s bullsh*t to see when they protest not one of the get harrassed or peppered sprayed or moved out
And here’s what some of Black’s friends shared.
These are Terrorists and should be handle as such State tax dollars used to protect them because they have kin-folks that work in that building behind them making laws! Can you say State sponsored terrorism? If it wasn’t, the State troopers wouldn’t be there.
Did you hear them talking about jews? But they believe in God and said if you’re not white you’re going to hell. Ain’t God a jew? What bible are they reading?
It’s over for them and they know it! look how small their group is. They are dying out, while their children listen to hip hop and date black people! LOL!
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