No this isn’t the KKK in St. Louis
You may have seen these pictures on Twitter around the #Ferguson reports
— Dino Hatfield (@BALTsneakerShow)August 12, 2014
Another similar one went viral on Twitter when posted by an “Anonymous” account and both did the rounds on Tumblr.
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage)August 12, 2014
The pictures and surrounding reports claim to show a KKK rally in Clayton, Missouri (near Ferguson in St. Louis county). An exact match of the images can’t be immediately found online, making them likely to be a video grab or severely cropped - both supported by the very low resolution.
Compare the crowd, background and general surroundings down to the windows, signage and greenery and you’ll see it’s a different angle of this recent scene in Troy, North Carolina - captured by a local journalist:
Troy Police tell me the Klansman’s permit is for an hour. pic.twitter.com/4pfwhSyafg— Jasmine Spencer (@1JasmineSpencer)August 9, 2014