Londoners will take to the streets of Mayfair tomorrow against Donald Trump on the day of the billionaire reality TV star’s inauguration in Washington DC.
The protest, which will begin outside the US Embassy at 5pm, has so far garnered pledges of attendance from 1,600 people.
“The election of Donald Trump as US president means the most powerful office on Earth belongs to someone who promised to build a giant wall along the Mexican border, the expulsion of 11 million “illegal” immigrants and “extreme vetting” for Muslims entering the country,” organisers said.
“Trump has a long history of racist outbursts. He has said ‘laziness is a trait in blacks’, described Mexican immigrants as ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’, and condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter activist at one of his rallies.
“He has also said women should be “punished” for having abortions, and chillingly sought to downplay the severity of sexual violence, dismissing boasts of sexually assaulting women as ‘locker room talk’,” they added.
People on the Facebook event for the protest were keen to share their views.
“It is about time I say no to Trump,” write Nixon Stewart.
“Sending love and gratitude from America! Thanks for your support, friends!” added Christina Roldán O’tega.
The protest has been arranged by campaign group Stand Up To Racism.
(Photo: Stand Up To Racism)