UK mass protests against Trump:
“The Labour Party here and Democratic Party in the US have left a void and the right-wing are trying to fill it”
14 July 2018
Up to a quarter of a million marched through central London yesterday to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK, in what organisers have described as the biggest weekday protest in the capital’s history. Thousands more marched in cities throughout Britain, with a further protest due today in Edinburgh.
Protestors joined two separate rallies in London. That Together Against Trump, assembled at BBC headquarters in Portland Place at 2pm, marching to Oxford Circus and down Regent Street to Trafalgar Square. An earlier Women’s March walked the same route at 11am, rallying at Parliament Square.
News helicopter footage showed a sea of protestors marching down Regent Street.
The turnout showed the extent of popular opposition to the anti-democratic and fascistic policies of the Trump presidency. The main march drew support from workers and young people, as well as large sections of the middle class, with many attending their first ever protest. A carnival atmosphere prevailed, with the rally featuring a giant blimp of an orange-coloured baby Trump in diapers. Handmade placards included ones expressing solidarity with immigrants such as “Children need cuddles not cages.”
Other placards read, “F*ck Brexit, F*ck Trump, Love Britain”, “Overcomb Brexit” and “Trump loves Brexit”–showing the efforts of rally organisers to advance an alliance between Britain, the European Union, and the US Democrats, as a counterweight to Trump’s “America First” agenda.
The Socialist Equality Party intervened at protests in London, Sheffield,…