Trump inauguration: 'KKK protest' sparks panic in Washington DC

There's been an ironic protest on the streets of Washington D.C ahead of Trump inauguration

The protest in Washington (Credit: Twitter: @Lukewearechange)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Protesters have already taken to the streets of Washington D.C to protest tomorrow's inauguration of Donald Trump. However, their choice of apparel could possibly be questioned.

The protest was organised by a group called Refuse Fascism, according to news site Excelsior. Its members carried placards embossed with messages like ‘we will paralyse DC’ and ‘we will stop the fascist regime of Trump/Pence’.

The partakers dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan - who notably endorsed Donald Trump during the election campaign - with the President-elect's face on the front of their white pointed hats as an attempt to mock him.

However, the irony was clearly lost on some of the people of Washington D.C., who seemed to believe the KKK had actually come to America's capital. 

Donald Trump is due to take the oath to become President of the United States tomorrow (Friday) at 12pm local time (5pm GMT), with Mike Pence becoming the vice-president.

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