KKK Members in California Brawl Released

Five Ku Klux Klan members who were arrested in connection to violent clashes with protesters in Anaheim, California, were released Sunday after evidence showed they acted in self-defense, police said. Three protesters were stabbed and two Klansmen were “stomped on” during the Saturday fracas. The Anaheim Police Department said photos, cellphone-camera footage, and witness statements corroborated the KKK members’ claims that they acted in self-defense. Seven people, who allegedly beat up the Klansmen, remain in custody. Violence erupted when six KKK members arrived at a park for a “walking protest.” A group of 30 counterprotesters showed up and a brawl broke out. Police added the case will be presented to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.