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Ku Klux Klan to celebrate Trump victory over Clinton

Ku Klux Klan members take part in a demonstration at the state house building on July 18, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by AFP)

An infamous US far-right group says it will hold a victory parade in celebration of Donald Trump’s election triumph over Hillary Clinton.

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) hate group made the announcement on Thursday, saying they have plans to hold the parade in the US state of North Carolina without specifying an exact date.

The group, shortly referred to as Klan, is the name of three movements in the US, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration.

Being one of the oldest and most infamous hate groups in the US, the Ku Klux Klan has targeted African Americans, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which studies hate groups.

The white supremacist group, which had about 6 million members in the 1920s, now has some 2,000 to 3,000 members nationally.

Trump has faced mounting criticism for failing to disavow the endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke.

The Thursday announcement comes as heavy anti-Trump protests are taking place across the country.

US demonstrators protest the election of President-elect Donald Trump in Denver, Colorado, November 10, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

On Tuesday, Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Clinton in the presidential election, sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

The New York businessman garnered 290 electoral votes in the 2016 US election, while his rival and the former secretary of state received 232 votes despite winning the popular vote.

Thousands of people since then have rallied in cities across the US to protest against Trump's presidential election victory, condemning his controversial campaign rhetoric against Muslims, immigrants, women and other groups.

The real estate mogul's election campaign had been marred by his disparaging remarks against minorities in the US. His comments include a call to ban all Muslims from coming to America as well as stopping Mexican migrants by building a long wall along the US-Mexico border.

He has also sought a database to track Muslims across the United States and said that the US would have "absolutely no choice" but to close down mosques.

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