The Anonymous hacker group has reportedly overtaken two social media accounts of the Ku Klux Klan after the hate group threatened to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Riverfront Times reported last week that Missouri's Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan distributed fliers in Ferguson, Missouri threatening protesters with "legal force." Protests are expected in the St. Louis suburb following the announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be criminally charged for the shooting and murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown back in August.
"You have awakened a sleeping giant," the flier reads, according to The Riverfront Times. "The good people of St. Louis County of all races, colors and creeds will not tolerate your threats of violence against our police officers, their families and our communities."
"You have been warned by the Ku Klux Klan!" it concludes. "There will be consequences for your acts violence against the peaceful law abiding citizens of Missouri."
In response to the Ku Klux Klan's threats, the hacker group Anonymous has reportedly overtaken two of the hate group's Twitter accounts and released personal information about some of the group's leaders.
The hacker group also released a video in which they said: "We are not attacking you because of what you believe in, as we fight for freedom of speech."
"We are attacking you because of your threats to use lethal force against us at the Ferguson protests."