KKK Leader Meets With Anonymous After Group Hijacks Twitter Account (VIDEO)

After the hacking collective Anonymous took over the Missouri KKK’s Twitter account last week, a leader of the hate group and a member of the hacker group walked into a diner to talk it out.

Anonymous hacked the account @KuKluxKlanUSA, initiating what it called #OpKKK, after the state KKK chapter sent out fliers threatening “lethal force” against protestors in Ferguson, Mo.

Meanwhile, another Anonymous account, under the hashtag #HoodsOff, began to publish what it claimed were the identities of KKK members in Missouri.

So it may seem a bit surprising to see Alex Poucher, a self-described member of Anonymous, carry on a calm discussion with Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona, in a video published Monday by News2share.

Ancona, sporting a KKK belt that he later flashed on camera, argued that the message of the fliers threatening “lethal force” had been distorted by the mainstream media.

“I bet if I reached over and started strangling you, I bet your buddies, I bet they’d start pulling me up and trying to stop me, somebody, from committing violence,” Ancona said, apparently framing Ferguson protestors as violent aggressors and town civilians as victims.

“That’s exactly what we’re about,” he said, before repeating that the KKK stands for nonviolence. At the same time, he made reference to residents’ Second Amendment right to defend themselves from the protestors.

Apparently unconvinced, Poucher asked Ancona why he and his fellow Klansmen had changed all their Twitter avatars to say “I Am Darren Wilson,” referencing the officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

“Is that meant to be a threat?” Poucher asked.

“It’s to show support for Darren Wilson,” Ancona said.

Watch the video below:

h/t RawStory

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