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Two Klan Leaders Charged In a North Carolina Stabbing At Trump Victory Party

Police in North Carolina arrested Two Ku Klux Klan leaders —including a California man who organized a violent “White Lives Matter” rally in Anaheim earlier this year— in connection with a stabbing before a Klan parade celebrating the election of Donald J. Trump.

William Hagen, 50, from Orange, CA man, is the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist group active in the western United States. He and another Klan leader, Chris Barker, 37, were accused of stabbing 47-year-old Richard Dillon, the Caswell County sheriff’s office said in a statement late Tuesday. The two men appeared in court on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.

William Hagen, Grand Dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.  Photo provided b Yanceyville Police, NC.

William Hagen, Grand Dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Photo provided b Yanceyville Police, NC.

The attack took place hours before a Ku Klux Klan parade on Saturday in Roxboro, N.C., billed as a celebration of Mr. Trump’s victory, according to Captain Frank Rose, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

Captain Rose said Dillon stumbled into the lobby of the sheriff’s office at 3:15 a.m. Saturday with several stab wounds to the chest, after a fight at a Klan meeting in Mr. Barker’s home in East Yanceyville, N.C., according to Captain Frank Rose, a sheriff’s office spokesman. Mr. Dillon was treated at a local medical center and released.

Hagen was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and Mr. Barker was charged with aiding and abetting assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, the sheriff’s office said. Both men were being held in lieu of secured bond, according to the report.


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