Anti-Trump protesters drop banners from London bridges

Jan 21, 2017, 00:29

A group of protesters - Bridges Not Walls - have responded by organising a demonstration today asking people to drop banners with messages of "solidarity and common humanity" on bridges across the world, with more than 150 banner drops in the UK.

In London, a banner reading "Build bridges not walls" was draped across the iconic Tower Bridge.

. "Together, we are dropping banners from bridges across the country-and the world-to send a simple, hopeful and unmistakable message".

More than 200 banner-drops are due to take place on his inauguration day as the incoming president formally assumes the Oval Office.

Hundreds of protesters are expected to march from the foot of Edinburgh's North Bridge to the US Consulate on Regent Terrace to coincide with the event.

Trump told his supporters Thursday night (January 19) he would unify the U.S. and make the country great "for all of our people", many of whom saw him as the antidote to the establishment and giving them a voice in Washington.

"Trump's inauguration has basically jacked up the whole issue of racism in society, and I think we have to oppose it", Johnson said, adding: "There's all the historic links between Britain and America, so I think we're duty bound to protest". But they quickly spread to cities such as Paris, France; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Dublin, Ireland.

Sister Ann Tici Pation said: "The order indicts Donald J Trump, and all his greedy, self-serving minions, for sins against decency".

As has the Green Party, which has organised banner drops in Bristol, Lincoln, Brecon Beacons, Aberystwyth, West Sussex, and Guildford.

"We won't let the politics of hate peddled by the likes of Donald Trump take hold", Nona Hurkmans of Bridges not Walls said in a statement. We need to reach out.

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