Ku Klux Klan Members Shred Israeli Flag at South Carolina Protest (VIDEO)
Members of a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan chapter were caught on camera violently defacing an Israeli flag during a widely covered pro-Confederate flag rally outside the South Carolina Capitol, Vice News reported on Saturday.
Footage of the protest shows members of the chapter, known as the Loyal White Knights, furiously spitting at, trampling on, and ripping apart the Jewish State’s flag. Later in the video, one protester is seen holding up the shredded banner as two others pull at it to tear it even further. Another then repeatedly stomps on the blue and white national symbol while waving a Confederate flag.
“I’m supposed to be neutral, but I know there are millions of people who are going to be watching that who will be terrified, the symbol of their religion like that, stomped on,” the Vice reporter narrating the clip says.
The video also shows other KKK members proudly giving Nazi salutes.
The white power group was gathered outside the South Carolina State House to protest the removal of the controversial Confederate flag from the capitol building a week ago. Dozens of heavily armed law enforcement officials were on hand at the rally, according to the Vice News reporter at the scene.
The protest took place a little over two weeks after a group of neo-Nazis waved Palestinian and Confederate flags at an antisemitic rally in London.
Watch footage of the desecration of the Israeli flag below (23:47):