Many have been saying that the “Support Darren Wilson” crowd has been connected with the Ku Klux Klan, and now there’s proof that there is, at minimum, some interest in Wilson’s cause among the crowd. As Anonymous reported on Twitter, three members of the Ku Klux Klan were prominently featured in a photograph on the Support Darren Wilson Facebook page –until recently, that is.
When Anonymous began circulating de-hooded photographs of St. Louis, Missouri area Klan members, people began to notice photographs of people who’d rather enjoy wearing their white robes and hoods were present at rallies for the embattled officer, who murdered an unarmed African-American teenager in the streets of Ferguson.
This should come as no surprise, as initial fundraising efforts began, not with the Darren Wilson support page, but with the Ku Klux Klan themselves. The idea, however, caught on, leading to roughly a half-million dollars raised for Wilson. The Darren Wilson supporters, after their involvement with the Ku Klux Klan became public knowledge, removed the following damning photograph:
One of the men pictured is Frank Arcona, the leader of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan — the very same group that threatened violence against peaceful Ferguson protesters.
Please, tell us again how you’re not racist…when you have the very fervent support of the Ku Klux Klan.