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    UPDATING: Protestors Stabbed With Flag Pole At California KKK Rally

    Klansman Claims 'Self Defense'

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    Caution: Vivid images below.

    Two people protesting a KKK rally were stabbed with a flag pole, reportedly by a member of the Klan. A third person, possibly a KKK member, was also stabbed at the rally in Anaheim, California, where about 50 protestors showed up Saturday morning hours before it was scheduled to begin. One of the victims is reportedly in serious or critical condition.

    Police arrested the alleged stabbing suspect, who is claiming self defense.

    "A Klansman in handcuffs could be heard telling a police officer that he 'stabbed him in self-defense.' Several other people were also handcuffed," the LA Times' James Queally, who also tweeted from the scene, reports. "Witnesses said the Klansmen used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting with counter-protesters."

    The Times notes that "some of the counter-protesters could be seen kicking a man whose shirt read 'Grand Dragon.' At some point, a counter-protester collapsed on the ground bleeding, crying that he had been stabbed."

    Witnesses said the Klansmen used the point of a flagpole as a weapon while fighting with counter-protesters.

    The AP notes three people have been "detained." 

    UPDATE I: 5:14 PM EST –

    UPDATE II: 5:19 PM EST –
    The LA Times' James Queally is qualifying his earlier report, now states the flag on the flagpole was may or may not have been a Confederate flag. We're amending the title and content above to reflect only that it was a flag pole.

    UPDATE III: 5:31 PM EST –
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