Yuge London, UK #MuslimBan #Trump Protests
Thousands of people have joined protests in London and in cities around the UK against a controversial travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries imposed by US President Donald Trump.
The ban bars citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
MPs are holding an emergency debate on the immigration measures.
A petition calling for PM Theresa May to cancel Mr Trump’s planned state visit to the UK has gathered more than 1.5 million signatures.
The demonstration in London, organised by author and columnist Owen Jones, took place outside 10 Downing Street.
The London crowd was estimated at 40,000.
Protestors in Whitehall against Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Being policed with no issues pic.twitter.com/KU35UvHpBE
This is Britain so many of the signs were funny.
This is from Edinburgh:
Some strong Scottish protesting at the anti-Trump rally in Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/XtI3hCpFua
“Appeasement is SO last century…” pic.twitter.com/x8PsA7h1XZ
Following a debate in Parliament in which the Foreign Secretary was widely criticised for the Government’s craven approach to Trump this happened:
House unanimously passes emergency motion finding Trump Muslim ban discriminatory, divisive and counterproductive and calling for repeal.
Solidarity to you all from me and many, many other Brits.