Exclusive: Trouble Brewing in South Carolina? Black Panthers Plan Rally to Counter KKK

KKK Hoods (Associated Press)
Associated Press

There may be a showdown developing in Columbia, as a New Black Panther Party affiliated group plans a rally in the state capitol of South Carolina on July 18, the same day that a protest is planned by a KKK white power group.

James Mohammed with Black Educators for Justice spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and confirms that his group and affiliated black power groups plan to have a significant presence at the rally, which is scheduled for almost exactly one month after the Charleston church massacre that left nine black churchgoers dead, allegedly at the hands of a white racist trying to ignite a race war.

Mohammed was one of the speakers at a Sunday rally in Charleston that also included longtime New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz.

The white power event was announced earlier this week. USA Today reported:

“We will be at the statehouse in Columbia, S.C., standing up for our Confederate history and all the southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny,” an automated message on the Loyal White Knights’s answering machine said.

The white supremacist group, which claims association with the KKK, is based out of Pelham, N.C., according to the group’s website.

“Our government is trying to erase white culture and our heritage right out of the pages of history books,” the message said.

Gov. Nikki Haley said the white group “was not welcome” but was unaware of the black group’s plans at press time.