The Orange County Sheriff's Office has warrants out for the arrest of two participants of the Ku Klux Klan rally in Hillsborough on Saturday.
On Aug. 24, members of the Ku Klux Klan held a demonstration in Hillsborough that drew national attention and were quickly met with opposition by the community and local government officials.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke tweeted over the weekend following the rally and criticized the president for emboldening the actions of the klansmen.
The participants, some wearing white hoods and robes, stood on the sidewalk in front of the Orange County Courthouse holding confederate and American flags.
While no one was arrested at the demonstration, the sheriff’s office now plans to arrest two participants in the klan’s rally for openly carrying firearms, according to a joint statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough Police Department.
“Although North Carolina allows people to openly carry weapons, this right is limited in certain situations, such as at parades, protests or demonstrations,” they said in the statement.
According to Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens, law enforcement had a swift response to the rally.