Over 1,690,792 people have signed the petition to withdraw the invitation of a UK State visit to Donald Trump. You can join the protest and sign the position here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928
The national demonstrations against Donald Trump & his proposed State visit on Monday 30th January were a fantastic success. The demonstrations were called with very short notice. Even so the numbers were very impressive. The BBC reported thousands across the country. In Whitehall the rally against Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May was huge. The entire road in Whitehall was jammed packed and one camera man reported to me that there were over 20,000 people there. One thing that is certain is the demonstration reached down into Parliament Square and the streets were full as far as I could see.
It was a very lively, high spirited rally with tremendous speeches. The crowd was dancing and chanting their opposition to Trump and his racist policies against refugees and other social groups. There were very large numbers of women of all ages and backgrounds at the demonstration. The placard “A Woman’s Place is in the Resistance”. Summed up the sentiments of so many.
There was heartfelt anger against Trump’s Executive Orders and blatant racism. There was also a tremendous solidarity with people from very diverse groups. I was struck by how many people who were differently abled who were attending the rally. People of all age groups including young children. The enthusiasm and unity was very moving. Everyone had come out to oppose Trump’s virulent racism.
Dennis Skinner called Trump a fascist in the Houses of Parliament (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/donald-trump-fascist-like-hitler-9723817) If anyone is unconvinced that Donald Trump is a dangerous and vicious racist they should watch the short clip below:
In Trump’s “Good Old Days” African American’s were beaten & lynched. African Americans and people who struggled for equal rights were terrorised on a daily basis. This is why so many people are taking a stand and actively resisting Trump. The placards below summed up the feelings of so many of us at the demonstration:
I found it very striking the enormous number of home-made placards. I have not been to a demonstration where so many people had come with their own placards. New signs, new times.
This was a joyous demonstration and it is clear Trump has mobilised a powerful opposition. There is another demonstration on Saturday and hopefully lots more people can come and stand up to Trump and his vicious, racist program.
Assemble 11am Saturday 4th February at the US Embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ followed by a march to Downing St.
Checkout the Facebook page for the Demonstration: Stand Up To Trump