A man displays a Confederate battle flag during New Black Panther Party and Ku Klux Klan rallies on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in Columbia, S.C. on July 18, 2015.
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(COLUMBIA, S.C.)—A sea of Confederate flags held by screaming Ku Klux Klan members were waved in front of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday, just as a counter rally featuring African flags on the other side of the Capitol wrapped up.

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in North Carolina, vowed to protest the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse last week — and made good on that promise.

About 50 members descended on the Capitol steps waving the rebel banners — at least one of which included a Nazi symbol — and immediately began shouting at

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