Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is known to be a secret vigilante group/organization founded in United States in order to attack freemen and other blacks. The organization supported the ideology of White Supremacy and resisted black people and other white people (generally republicans) who supported black people. Started in 1865 to stand against the freed slaves by violence, insurgency and even murders. Although it just lasted for half a decade, and ended in early 1870. In 1915, another fresh and strong wave of Klan started in modern America supporting the same White Supremacy ideology. This time its membership went up to the tune of 5 to 6 million members which constituted about 15% of USA’s total population at that time. After that Ku Klux Klan was diminished and was just limited to few thousand members showing resistance against the black supporting movements for civil rights through violence, bombings, murders and assassinations. Some considered Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist group.
On August 09, in Ferguson, Missouri, an unarmed black 18-year old teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer Darren Wilson. According to some witnesses, Brown surrendered himself before getting shot by the police officer. Protests begun in the city against the police and for justice to the dead Michael Brown. Protests and demonstrations paused when a jury started to determine whether Darren Wilson is guilty or not. On November 25, the jury’s decision that Darren Wilson is not guilty, sparked violent protests in the city and other parts of the country.
During the protests, Ku Klux Klan member rose again in support of White Supremacy and resisted the ongoing protests creating a gang-war like condition in Ferguson. Ku Klux Klan supported the officer Darren Wilson and was against the protests. Protests against the jury’s decision became violent day by day, and there were some clashes with Ku Klux Klan also, after an open letter of KKK to use lethal force against protestors, by Anonymous
Anonymous is an international network and a leaderless community of hackers and activists. They support WikiLeaks, Torrent community and share a mindset of anti-cyber censorship, anti-surveillance and right of information by hacking websites and internet servers whenever they want. During, the Ferguson riots, Anonymous warned the police that if protesters were harassed then they would attack the city’s internet systems
Ku Klux Klan rose and was in the news after a long time and was supported by thousands of members on the case of Darren Wilson. It is still unclear that Daren Wilson is guilty or not even after the jury’s decision. So it is hard to guess who is right or who is wrong. Ku Klux Klan can use this situation to gain the support of white people and if they rise, things will go very wrong resulting in a new type of civil unrest in the USA.
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