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North Carolina police respond to reports of KKK marching on bridge morning after Trump wins

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Police in North Carolina said on Wednesday that they had been made aware that people dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes were spotted marching on a bridge the morning after Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Twitter user kelbi1lewis shared a photo Wednesday morning of robed marchers on an I-85 overpass.

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A spokesperson for the Mebane Police Department told Raw Story that the march “happened in Burlington,” which is located nearby.

A Burlington Police Department spokesperson said that she was aware of reports of the march but could neither confirm nor deny that it took place. The spokesperson said that additional details could be released later in the day.

Update: A reporter for the Burlington Times News told Snopes that that the photo was taken on election day, not the morning after. Additionally, she said that none of the marchers claimed to be associated with the KKK.

Alemance County Sheriff’s director of public information Randy Jones told BuzzFeed that a group of Trump supporters held another demonstration on the overpass Wednesday.

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“It’s the same group of people. They’ve got several flags, but they’re not in garb. There’s nothing related to the Klan,” Jones said.


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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) this week defended the federal government's top infectious disease expert after President Donald Trump and the White House put out statements defaming him.

At a press event on Tuesday, Graham was asked about the attempts to smear Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The Republican senator praised Fauci as "one of the smartest people I know."

"Has he been right all the time? No," Graham said. "We don't have a Dr. Fauci problem. We need to be focusing on doing things to get us where we need to go. So, I have all the respect in the world for Dr. Fauci."

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A Michigan man has been shot and killed by an Eaton County deputy on Tuesday after he stabbed an elderly man who confronted him in a store for not wearing a mask, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Sean Ernest Ruis, 43, was confronted by a 77-year-old male customer for not wearing a mask inside the store. The argument continued outside in the parking lot, where Ruis stabbed the man and then fled on foot. The victim, whose name has not been released, is reportedly in stable condition.

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New York couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house

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A New York couple pointed guns at protesters marching past their house during a Black Lives Matter rally, and activists want them to be charged.

Protesters were nearing the end of their parade route when a white man came out of his home shouting obscenities in an apparent attempt to incite the group, and then yelled to his wife to get his gun, reported WNYT-TV.

Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who took part in the march, said the woman came back outside and started waving the gun around.

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