The Ku Klux Klan announced that it will be holding a rally for the Confederate flag at South Carolina’s state house grounds next month,reported Politico.
“It’s a part of white people’s culture,” said Great Titan James Spears of the “Loyal White Knights” chapter, also stating that the flag was being taken down for “all the wrong reasons.”
The rally will be held July 18 from 3-5 p.m., just over a month since Dylann Roof murdered nine African Americans at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Klan has referred to Roof as a “warrior,” with Spears saying, “I feel sorry for the boy because of his age and I think he picked the wrong target. A better target for him would have been these gang-bangers, running around rapping, raping and stealing.”