A North Carolina chapter of the Ku Klux Klan announced that it will hold a victory parade celebrating the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States.
The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Pelham, N.C., near the Virginia border, announced on its website that a “Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade” would be held on December 3. No specific site was revealed.
The website also advertised, in all caps, “TRUMP = TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.”
The victory celebration comes amid a climate of reports of hate crimes and vandalism by purported Trump supporters (including attacks on women, Muslimsand other minorities, and the arson of a black church), as well as reports of attacks on Trump supporters and the firebombing of a GOP office in North Carolina.
The Loyal White Knights chapter was behind a 2015 South Carolina rally protesting the removal of the Confederate flag from that state’s Capitol.