New York: As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House, one of the largest Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the country has announced a parade in his honour, media reports said.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), is a movement in the United States that has advocated extremist ideologies such as white supremacy and nationalism, anti-immigration, anti-Catholicism etc. and expressed it through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they opposed.
The Loyal White Knights of Pelham, North Carolina said on its website it will hold the event on December 3, NBC news reported.
The time and location of the event were not listed.
An official newspaper of the KKK had endorsed Trump days before the presidential election but Trump’s campaign was quick to reject the support.
“Mr. Trump and the campaign denounces hate in any form. This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign,” the campaign said then in a statement.
Trump was criticised for being slow to condemn former Klan leader David Duke after he gave the candidate his backing.
Duke celebrated Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, tweeting early Wednesday, “This is one of the most exciting nights of my life. Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!”
The announcement comes amid a background of vandalism and hate crimes by Trump supporters on minorities as well as attacks on Trump supporters and a firebombing of a Republican office in North Carolina.
First Published | 12 November 2016 10:41 AM