Things turned chaotic during a “White Lives Matter” KKK rally in Anaheim this Saturday, as a group of counter-protesting metalheads swarmed a small group of KKK members resulting in an all-out brawl.
When it was all said and done, three metalheads were stabbed by Klansmen, two with a shiv and one reportedly with a Confederate flag pole, according to Metal Injection. The metalhead featured in the photo above, named Fuzz Buzz, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, and his medical bills are mounting. A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist with his medical bills, which has already amassed over $13,000.
Five KKK members and seven counter-protesters were arrested in the melee, but the KKK members were released after videos indicate that they were acting in self-defense.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the seven counter-protesters are seeking legal action for alleged police brutality, as one member named Hugo Contreras was left with a broken arm upon being arrested.
According to Thomas Kielty, the lawyer representing the seven protesters,
“He’s treated like a filthy dirty criminal, and then [the police] are very polite and civil to these KKK guys, who have stabbed three people. All Mr. Contreras did was try to help his friend.”
Messy situation all-around. The First Amendment is a double-edged sword–it grants scumbags like the KKK immunity, while potentially punishing people trying to beat the racism out of them. The ideal scenario would be these metalheads staying out of the fight and hoping an 18-wheeler loses control and trucks the entire bunch. Unlikely, sure, but then again none of them would be sitting in a jail cell or laying in a hospital bed right now.
[h/t Metal Injection, Los Angeles Times]