Activists Storm Anaheim Police HQ to Demand Release of KKK Ass Kickers!
A dozen protesters stormed the lobby of the Anaheim Police Department this afternoon, angered by the way its officers handled (or rather, didn't) yesterday's Ku Klux Klan melee at Pearson Park. They accused cops of protecting the Klan and not anti-haters. Activists also demanded counter-protestors arrested and jailed for a number of serious charges be immediately released.
Earlier this morning, Anaheim police issued a press statement noting that of the original 12 arrests made, seven were booked and jailed. Nicole Rae Schop, Hugo Contreras and Mark Anthony Liddell stand accused of elder abuse for allegedly stomping an old Klukker (and Donald Trump supporter!) at the melee. Guy Harris, Randy Omarcc Felder and Marquis DeShawn Turner are being held on suspicion of committing assault with a deadly weapon.
The Klukkers fared much better, with four out of five arrested going home for the night. Only Charles Edward Donner, a 51-year-old Klansman from San Francisco, is being held for assault with a deadly weapon. He's suspected of stabbing three counter-demonstrators with a knife at the melee. Based on the evidence, police say Bill Quigg, the Grand Dragon lunging at people using the U.S. flag like a spear, didn't cause any injuries and simply warded off the crowd.
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