Los Angeles Times — Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, found himself in the middle of a melee between the Ku Klux Klan and counter protesters on Feb. 27 in Anaheim. He said he was standing near the KKK members when several protesters attacked them with two-by-fours and other weapons.
Several of the Klan members jumped in the SUV and sped off, leaving three others to “fend for themselves,” Levin said. Levin, who intervened between the two sides, had been trying to interview the KKK ringleader, whom he identified as William Quigg, an Anaheim resident.
The article was published Feb. 27, 2016.
Read the complete article at “Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; 3 are stabbed and 13 arrested.”
Also visit Levin’s Twitter at @ProfLevin to view his posts and videos about the incident.
Related coverage involving Levin includes:
- A follow-up by the LA Times, “Violence at Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim: Police defend their actions,” published on Feb. 28, 2016.
“Videos capture violent confrontation between suspected KKK members, protesters in Anaheim,” by KTLA Channel 5, posted on Feb. 28, 2016.
- “Ku Klux Klan rally attacked by protesters in California,” by New York Magazine, posted on Feb. 28, 2016.
“Violence at KKK rally: Is Klan membership rising in the US?” by The Christian Science Monitor on Feb 28, 2016.
- “Police: KKK members acted in self-defense when they stabbed 3 counter-protesters at meager rally,” posted by the Washington Post on Feb. 29, 2016.
- “Klan members released after KKK rally brawl: Police,” posted by NBCLosAngeles.com on Feb. 28, 2016.
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