Benny Thomson, a Congress member of the Democratic Party in the US, on Tuesday accused former President Donald Trump of the country of inciting violence in the Capitol (Parliament House). He has also accused Donald Trump of violating the 19th century ‘Ku Klux Klan’ law.
The Democratic Party member also accused Trump of conspiring with lawyers and extremist groups to prevent the Senate from verifying the results of the presidential election, in which he lost to Joe Biden.
The defendants in the case also include the names of former President’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the group- group ‘Proud Boys and’ Oath Keepers’ and the organizations whose members have been charged with violence by the Justice Department.
The Ku Klux Klan Law was enacted in 1871. Its purpose was to eradicate poverty and protect their rights among African-Americans.
What is Ku Klux Klan?
Actually, the Ku Klux Klan is the name of ultra-right hatred groups. It was a secret organization aimed at depriving blacks of their rights in America through violence and force. This organization worked to maintain white supremacy after the American Civil War. The first Klan is believed to have originated in Tennessee, USA in 1865 but gradually spread throughout the country. His identity was white clothes, masks as well as conical hats.
In 1870 and 1871 the US government passed three Enforcement laws. These laws protected African-Americans’ right to vote. Black people got rights to get government positions, jobs in the judicial system and equality under the law. These laws were also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act.