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A memo from the chief of police in Columbia to the city manager indicates that law enforcement expects to be busy keeping the peace in the city Saturday as hundreds of people assemble to support different points of view.
3:45 p.m.: Various scuffles breaking out; two people taken away by police.
3:15 p.m.: The Klu Klux Klan arrives at the south side of the Statehouse. Crowds push and shove in chants.Part IPart II
3:00 p.m.: White Supremacists gather at the site of the KKK rally on the south side of the statehouse and chant "White Power." Click here to watch
2:30 p.m.: Protests grow as more people arrive. The portion of the south side designated for the KKK rally is barricaded in; arguing has begun. Click hereto watch. Click here to watch people gather for KKK rally.
2:00 p.m.: RBG Columbia combines with the Black Educators for Justice to make one protest. One hour until the scheduled KKK rally.
1:45 p.m. Protesters gather and wait for the KKK rally set to begin at 3 p.m.
originally posted by: Annee
Looking at this protest proves the point the right decision was made in removing the Confederate Flag.
Sometimes you just don't do yourself a favor by making a public spectacle.