Anti inauguration protests planned to stand up to bully Trump
On Friday 20 January, the day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA; hundreds of protesters are expected to take to the streets of Britain in a defiant stance against his racist and reactionary rhetoric.
Actress Meryl Streep this week used her Golden Globe award acceptance speech to criticise Trump for ridiculing a disabled reporter. Streep was later lambasted by Trump on social media.
Stand Up To Trump protests are planned in over 20 towns and cities across Britain on 20 January. These include London outside the US Embassy, Bradford, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield and more.
Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor said:
“Trump is a bully; we have seen since the start of his election campaign how me picks on minority groups and blames them for the problems in society. On 20 January we are coming together in our thousands to join people in the US in standing up to the bully Trump.”
Sabby Dhalu Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor said:
“We have called protests around the country to bring people out onto the streets to show we are united against Trump’s politics of hate and division. I expect the weekend (20-21 January) will be a strong statement of togetherness. There are protests happening in cities across the globe which shows the opposition there is to Trump and what he represents.”
Stand Up To Racism’s anti-Trump protests on 20 January are being supported by a number of organisations including Campaign against Climate Change, Stop the War and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
The London protest is outside the US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, W1K, and begins at 5pm.
Stand up to Racism is a national organisation, dedicated to opposing the rise of racism, supported by major trade unions such as Unite, Unison and NUT. Our national conference on Saturday 8 October was attended by 1600 people and was addressed by speakers including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. We will be organising to build a mass demonstration against racism, backed by the TUC on 18 March 2017 to mark UN Anti-Racism day and in the lead up to the planned enacting of article 50.