Fight After Klan Rally Leads to Eight Arrests
Eight people were arrested in South Bend after a Ku Klux Klan rally when a fight broke out between Klansmen and protesters.
The fight erupted when officers were escorting Klansmen to their cars after the rally and the Klansmen said they couldn’t remember where they had parked.
“That gave the crowd time to get in their way and confront them,” police Lt. David Woods said.
During the rally, about 30 supporters or members of the American Knights of the KKK shouted racial insults and about 150 anti-Klan protesters shouted back.
Five Klan members and three protesters were arrested. Three police officers were slightly injured during the clash.