Ku Klux Klan celebrates Trump victory


This video from the USA says about itself:

4 December 2016

A convoy of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members drove through Roxboro, North Carolina on Saturday to celebrate the victory of President-elect Donald Trump in the US elections.

By Mary Papenfuss in the USA:

Ku Klux Klan Members Drive Through North Carolina Town To Hail Trump Victory

The president-elect is going to “turn this country around,” spokeswoman says.

12/05/2016 07:42 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago

Police in Roxboro, North Carolina, will hold a press conference Monday to address community concerns after a band of KKK members drove through the small town Saturday celebrating President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the recent election.

The parade was originally going to take place in Pelham, 40 minutes away from Roxboro. But organizers moved the event after protesters gathered in Pelham Saturday morning to confront the Klansmen, according to The News & Observer. …

Local police and state troopers blocked several intersections in a bid to keep the peace as the parade of vehicles waving American, Confederate and KKK flags zipped through the town of some 8,000 people. Men and women shouted “White power!” and “Hail victory!” Only a handful of bystanders watched. The parade was over in minutes, officials said.  …

Amanda Barker, an “imperial kommander” of the Loyal White Knights who is married to the founder of the group, told the Times-News that the car parade was a celebration of Trump’s victory.

“Actually we have the same views,” she said, referring to the president-elect. “A lot of white Americans felt the same way, especially about the wall, immigration and the terrorism coming here. I think Donald Trump is going to do some really good things and turn this country around.”

Anti-Trump protests, racist attacks in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

11 November 2016

The voices behind #NotMyPresident continue to get stronger as thousands protest across the United States for the second night rejecting a Trump presidency.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in England:

Ku Klux Klan group plans North Carolina rally to celebrate Donald Trump’s election victory

By David Lawler, Washington

10 November 2016 • 9:27pm

The Ku Klux Klan has announced a “victory” parade in North Carolina following Donald Trump’s election as president.

The parade was announced by the Loyal White Knights, a KKK chapter based in the rural village of Pelham, and will take place in early December.

Trump‘s race united my people,” the announcement reads.

The same chapter held a protest in South Carolina last year after a Confederate Flag was removed from the state house grounds, according to the News & Observer, a local newspaper.

The planned rally would not be the first time the KKK and its supporters have aligned themselves with the president-elect.

The KKK‘s official newspaper endorsed Mr Trump during the election, and several prominent white supremacists have publicly praised him.

David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the hate group, called Mr Trump’s election “one of the most exciting nights of my life” and celebrated the fact that “our people” helped him defeat Hillary Clinton.

Mr Trump refused in February to disavow Mr Duke’s support, though he eventually did so. …

The Crusader newspaper, which calls itself the “premier voice of the white resistance”, published an article in support of Mr Trump one week before the election. …

The support for Mr Trump among white supremacists has been particularly fierce online. Many journalists and supporters of Mrs Clinton have been attacked by Trump supporters using racist or antisemitic language.

William Johnson, a prominent white nationalist, made robocalls in Utah in an attempt to aid Mr Trump. In the calls, Mr Johnson told voters that he believed Evan McMullin, an independent candidate, was a “closet homosexual“.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s Victory Sees Spike in Hate Crimes and Attacks on the LGBT Community

11 November 2016

Dow hits record high as Wall Street celebrates Trump victory: here.

From monster to Mr. President-Elect: Democrats grovel before Trump: here.

German media demands military buildup in response to US election: here.

On November 7, the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte officially announced that Manila would continue the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) military basing deal with Washington, as well as most joint military exercises, but would discontinue naval and amphibious assault drills. The decision represents a reversal of previous statements made by Duterte that he would end the basing deal as part of his “separation” from the United States. The announcement was followed on Wednesday by Duterte’s enthusiastic hailing of the election of the Republican Donald Trump as the next US president: here.

After Trump, nazi David Duke Republican party candidate?


This video from the USA says about itself:

Party of Trump: David Duke, KKK and White Supremacy

22 July 2016

Former KKK leader David Duke is so “overjoyed” by Donald Trump‘s RNC speech, he‘s running for [the Republican party candidacy for the United States] Senate [in Louisiana].

Scary.

THE KKK FLYERS SHOWING UP ACROSS AMERICA They usually come with candy. [WaPo]

Ku Klux Klan anti-refugee march in Germany


This 2015 video is called Ku Klux Klan | America’s Oldest Terrorist Group.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Mars in Ku Klux Klan style in refugee camp in Germany

Today, 16:46

Eight unknown people have in Germany held a brief march on the grounds of a refugee camp, dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits. That happened in a camp in Löcknitz, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, not far from the border with Poland.

An employee of the shelter has today reported the incident on the night of Thursday to Friday. Around midnight the eight people marched without saying anything for about ten minutes on the site. When refugees came out, the eight left.

The white supremacist terror movement KKK resisted in the USA the abolition of slavery and equal rights for black people. It also opposed with intimidation and violence immigration, Jews, homosexuals and communists. That happened in long white robes, with white pointed hats on ….

In the region Löcknitz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern live many Poles, which already a couple of times triggered anti-Polish incidents.

Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan, and Van Jones


This video from the USA says about itself:

Van Jones Has Had Enough Of Trump’s KKK Games

2 March 2016

Last night on CNN a Donald Trump surrogate tried to explain to Van Jones that the KKK was a leftist organization. Van wasn’t having it. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (ThinkTank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Jones argued that when Trump was “playing funny with the Klan, that is not cool.”

“I know this man, when he gets passionate about terrorism, I know how he talks about terrorism, the Klan is a terrorist organization,” Jones explained.

“It’s a leftist terrorist organization,” Lord interjected.

“We’re not going to play that game,” Jones shot back. “No, you need to take a serious look at the fact that this man has been playing fast and loose and footsie. When he starts talking about terrorism, he gets passionate, he says, ‘No, this is wrong.’ But when you talk about the Klan, ‘Oh, I don’t know, I don’t know.’”

The former White House staffer pointed out that Lord had compared the Klan to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s one-time pastor.

“Rev. Wright never lynched anybody!” Jones insisted. “Rev. Wright never put anybody on a post and you guys play these word games, and it’s wrong to do in America. It is wrong to do!””

Read more here.

Donald Trump not condemning Ku Klux Klan


This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump: Everyone Likes Me, Even The Klan!

30 August 2015

Donald Trump received the endorsement of a former presidential candidate today. Unfortunately that man is David Duke, who also is a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Trump was recently asked about this. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies), John Iadarola (Think Tank), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show Podcast), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down on tonight’s TYT Power Panel. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke recently praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants, which Duke called the “greatest immediate threat to the American people…”

“And I think he realizes that his path to popularity toward power in the Republican Party is talking about the immigration issue,” the radio host continued. “And he has really said some incredibly great things recently. So whatever his motivation, I don’t give a damn. I really like the fact that he’s speaking out on this greatest immediate threat to the American people.””

Read more here.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Donald Trump refuses to condemn the KKK and David Duke because he does not know enough about them

A number of white supremacist groups have declared their support for Mr Trump’s nomination

Andrew Buncombe Charleston

Donald Trump sparked fresh controversy on Sunday when he declined to condemn a white supremacist and former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who has urged people to vote for the billionaire.

Earlier this week, David Duke, a white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, told listeners to his radio show that voting against Mr Trump would be “treason to your heritage”.

“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage,” Mr Duke said, referring to Mr Trump’s rivals.

“I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”

The declaration by Mr Duke, 65, first reported by BuzzFeed, triggered The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish civil rights group headquartered in New York, to call on Mr Trump to distance himself from the endorsement and condemn him.

Mr Trump may have distanced himself from white supremacists, but he must do so unequivocally,” the ADL said in a statement.

“It is time for him to come out firmly against these bigoted views and the people that espouse them.”

Reports have revealed how a number of white nationalist organisations, many of which are described as “hate groups” by activists, have supported Mr Trump’s candidacy. Last week, it was revealed that two KKK members appeared at the recent Nevada caucus to declare their support for him.

Mr Trump was questioned about the endorsement earlier this week and said he did not know Mr Duke had announced his support. On Sunday morning, Mr Trump was again asked about Mr Duke’s comments when he appeared on CNN.

“I don’t know anything about David Duke. I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” he said. “You’re asking me about something I know nothing about.”

He added: “I have to look at the group, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about.”

The journalist then stressed to Mr Trump that he was talking about Mr Duke and the KKK.

Mr Trump responded: “I don’t know David Duke, I don’t think I’ve ever met him. I don’t know anything about him.” Mr Trump was also asked on Sunday why he had retweeted a quote from the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The tweet, initially posted by another user, read: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

Asked about whether he had known the quote belonged to Mussolini and whether he wanted to be associated with fascism, Mr Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press: “Mussolini was Mussolini. It’s a very good quote, it’s a very interesting quote. I know who said it, but what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else?”

He was then asked if he wanted to be associated with a notorious fascist. Mr Trump responded: “No, I want to be associated with interesting quotes.”

See also here.

Billionaire demagogue Donald Trump went out of his way to advertise his sympathies with racists and fascists this weekend, favorably citing a saying of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, while refusing to disavow an endorsement from David Duke, the longtime white racist agitator from Louisiana: here.

Donald Trump’s father was arrested for fighting cops with the KKK: here.

Ku Klux Klan knife violence in California, USA


This 2009 video from the USA is about the Ku Klux Klan and lynching.

From KTLA.com in California in the USA:

3 Stabbed, 12 Arrested and 1 Person Sought After KKK, Protesters Clash in Anaheim

Posted 2:22 PM, February 27, 2016, by Ashley Soley-Cerro, Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj, Updated at 11:56pm, February 27, 2016

Three people were stabbed, 12 were arrested — including a juvenile, and one man was being sought after a “walking protest” involving the Ku Klux Klan turned violent as members of the group clashed with counterprotesters in Anaheim on Saturday, according to the local police department.

Violence erupted after six suspected members of the KKK arrived at the south side of Pearson Park, located at 400 North Harbour Blvd., for a planned “walking protest,” an Anaheim Police Department news release stated.

About 30 counterprotesters immediately confronted the KKK members, police said.

During the melee, KKK members allegedly stabbed three counterprotesters, and two KKK members were “stomped on the ground” by counterprotesters, according to police.

Four people were hospitalized, including the three stabbing victims and one stomping victim who was listed in stable condition.

One of the stabbing victims was initially transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but police later said he was stable. The two other stabbing victims were also in stable condition. …

Five suspected KKK members — four males and one female — were initially arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the stabbings …

It was not known why the KKK chose Anaheim for Saturday’s demonstration, but the group has had a sporadic presence in Orange County and a long history in the Anaheim area, the Times reported.

At one time, four of five Anaheim City Council seats were held by Klansmen before they were removed in 1924, and nearly 300 once lived in the area.

More recently, KKK business cards and anti-MLK propaganda was left in the front of dozens of Santa Ana homes in January 2015, and in July 2014 KKK recruitment flyers were distributed in the city of Orange.