This Is Not The World’s Biggest Ku Klux Klan Rally

This is just how they celebrate Easter in some sectors of Spain, and it looks very, very strange to American eyes. These are penitents celebrating Holy Week, leading up to Easter, and they’ve been dressing up like this for nearly 500 years (well before the KKK gave the look a bad reputation). posted on

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A penitent of “La Candelaria” brotherhood stands after the governing body of their brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.

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24. For those of you outside of the United States who may not be familiar, here’s why we’re creeped out by this.

“The Ku Klux Klan is a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy. Of all the types of right-wing hate groups that exist in the United States, the Klan remains the one with the greatest number of national and local organizations around the country.” — The Anti-Defamation League

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