LOS ANGELES – Three people were stabbed Saturday, one critically, after a small group of Ku Klux Klan members staging an anti-immigrant
rally in Southern California clashed with a larger gathering of counter-protesters, police said.
The violence erupted shortly after noon in Anaheim’s Pearson Park, about 3 miles from Disneyland. The KKK had advertised plans for the rally, and about 30 anti-Klan protesters showed up beforehand, Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. When six Klan members arrived, they were attacked as they exited their cars, he said. One Klansman stabbed a counter-protester with the decorative end of a flag pole, Wyatt said. That stabbing set off a vicious brawl in which Klan members and protesters fought across an entire city block.