The two groups that hate each other most clashed at the South Carolina statehouse when they both rallied against and for the Confederate flag. Here are some of the intense pictures from the scene.
Angry clashes have erupted between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party as both groups rally at the South Carolina statehouse.
Confederate flags were stolen and ripped up to cheers and applause from the New Black Panther demonstrators – while KKK members stood on the steps of the capitol performing Nazi salutes.
The white supremacists came out in force on Saturday afternoon to condemn the governor’s decision to remove the Confederate Flag due to its associations with racial hatred.
Countering their demonstration, around 400 people with links to the New Black Panther Party marched in the name of racial equality – calling on politicians to do more than simply bring down a flag.
Although leaders insisted they would steer clear of one another, disputes were soon breaking out between off-shoots.
One police officer was seen holding a white man in a Confederate flag to the ground screaming for assistance. Other officers were seen in tactical gear in case the protests boiled over.
According to the Charleston Post-Courier, there were three fights that police were forced to break up.Read more: Daily Mail