It’s masks vs. hoods, again, as the hacker group Anonymous vowed today to reveal the identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members around Nov. 24 – the one year anniversary of protests following a grand jury decision not to charge Ferguson cop Darren Wilson.
The message from Operation KKK stressed that the attacks by Anonymous have nothing to do with the KKK’s hateful beliefs, but “because of what you do to our brothers and sisters” when terrorizing them into not taking advantage of their own right to free speech.
The original Operation KKK, or #OpKKK, was launched in November of 2014 when Anonymous reportedly hacked KKK Twitter accounts, exposed Klan members’ identities, and may have even caused some Klan members to leave the hate group, according to International Business Times.
That original feud between the KKK and Anonymous jumped off when the Klan said it would “use lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson.
The group identifying itself as Anonymous released a new statement this week saying it was going after the KKK once again.
Last week, Operation KKK released a statement saying it would also shut down any website that promoted the KKK, saying “you messed with our family and now we will mess with yours…”
— Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) November 5, 2015