Mayor joins march against Trump

Thou­sands out for women’s protest

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­

SADIQ Khan got into the spirit – if a lit­tle awk­wardly – at the Women’s March Lon­don as 100,000 peo­ple marched against Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency.

The Mayor of Lon­don, who at­tended the mon­u­men­tal event on Satur­day (Jan­uary 21) was cap­tured on cam­era wedged be­tween singers at the march.

Khan ap­pears to be get­ting a lit­tle shy in get­ting his sing on though, as he takes a back seat and lis­tens to the demon­stra­tors in­stead, be­fore adding a few lines here and there.

The march, led by the Women’s Equal­ity Party, was car­ried out along­side ma­jor cities across the world, Wash­ing­ton.

Party leader, So­phie Walker, said: “This year I want to lead a party and a move­ment of women and men who will stand strong in the face of racism, sex­ism, ho­mo­pho­bia and all other kinds of dis­crim­i­na­tion.

“We must unite to pro­tect our rights in the face of a US ad­min­is­tra­tion and in­clud­ing un­cer­tain Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tion. We must protest an en­vi­ron­ment in which many mi­nori­ties feel threat­ened.

“We must build tol­er­ance and di­ver­sity at all lev­els of so­ci­ety.”

The celebrity turnout in­cluded Char­lotte Church, model and fash­ion­ista Alexa Chung, Emma Wat­son and even Sir Ian McKellen.

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