COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Ku Klux Klan group from North Carolina and a black group taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday.
The Associated Press reported that hundreds of people were present during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state.
The Florida-based Black Educators for Justice held its rally on the north side of the Statehouse where the flag was recently removed.
The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the opposite side of the building to protest the flag’s removal.
The crowd was estimated to be at about 2,000 people, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. At least three people were arrested.
Columbia, SC 7-18-2015 SCDPS is reporting a preliminary number of 3 arrests made at today's State House rallies. More details to follow.
— SCDPS (@SCDPS_PIO) July 18, 2015
— Bart Boatwright (@bartboat) July 18, 2015