In the wake of Donald Trump surging to victory in the 2016 presidential election, the Klu Klux Klan has announced a plan to hold a victory rally in North Carolina — a state in which 51% of voters went for the GOP nominee.
According to The News & Observer, the rally is being organized by “The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,” a group based in Pelham, N.C. which protested the removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol building.
In a post on their website, the White Knights write that a “klavalkade Klan parade” will be held at an undisclosed location on December 3.
“TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE,” declares the post.
Snopes reached out to the White Knights for confirmation:
A spokeswoman for the group, who provided us with the name Amanda, said the parade would be “unannounced.” She did not give us any further information, such as the event’s time or specific location, other than to say it will take place in North Carolina.
The KKK representative was responding to our inquiry as to whether the group had held a Trump victory rally on 9 November 2016 on a freeway overpass in the city of Mebane. She confirmed they had not, but she alerted us to the upcoming parade.