An unprecedented number of people are expected to take part in the Together Against Trump march and rally in London on 13 July, two weeks today.
Organisers have confirmed the assembly point for the protest, planned to coincide with Donald Trump’s visit to the UK, will be outside the BBC building on Portland Place at 2pm. The march will run through central London to Trafalgar Square. A two-hour rally in the square is scheduled to begin at 5pm with high profile speakers and performers set to be announced over the coming days.
The Together Against Trump event is being jointly organised by the Stop Trump Coalition (STC) and Stand Up To Trump (SUTT).
A spokesperson for STC said: “We are expecting hundreds of thousands of people in London wanting their voices heard because they reject the normalisation of a Trump agenda – one that is based around hate and divisiveness. We’re hearing from migrant groups, families, musicians, NHS workers, women’s groups, environmentalists, ordinary people from every corner of the country – they all want to know how they can get involved. People want to send a message to everyone fighting against this politics of hate, we all stand united together, and we not allow the clock to be turned back to the darkest moments of human history.”
SUTT said: “Donald Trump likes to pose as an international tough guy, but it looks like he’s too scared to face protesters in London. If true, this is already a huge victory for protesters. His recent separating of immigrant children from their families, locking them in cages and calling them “venomous snakes” has reminded people just how dangerous and reactionary Trump is and ask why he’s still invited to come to Britain. Hundreds of thousands of people have expressed their outrage and opposition to his racism, Islamophobia, sexism, warmongering and climate change denial, and are ready to march together against Trump when he visits. It looks like Central London will be at a standstill on Friday 13th July.”
The rally will feature groups most impacted by the kind of policy advocated by the Trump administration. Women’s rights, climate justice, migrant and refugee rights, workers’ rights and racism are among the key areas of focus.
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Gemma Walker at STC firstname.lastname@example.org 07940 323640
Shabbir Lakha at SUTT email@example.com 07807 123472
Find details of regional actions taking place as part of the STC national carnival of resistance: stoptrump.org.uk #TogetherAgainstTrump