Hundreds of thousands of people are demanding that the Ku Klux Klan be listed as a terrorist organization, with several online petitions rapidly gaining support.
A number of change.org petitions have gone viral this week demanding the white supremacist hate group be classified as terrorists, prompting them to be included among the top trends on Twitter.
One such petition calling for the KKK to be declared a terrorist organization reached 100,000 signatures before it closed.
Two more petitions have also attracted at least 79,000 and 86,000 signatures, with a fourth demanding the KKK be illegal reaching 125,000 signatures.
“Black Americans have suffered the most under this terror group. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,” a description on the Change KKK status into Terrorist Organization petition reads: “We ask if ISIS or ISIL is labeled a terrorist group for their acts, then surely the KKK fit the clear description of a terrorist.”