City centre crowds send clear message to Trump on UK visit
HUNDREDS gathered in Manchester city centre to protest against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.
People of all ages packed into Albert Square for the rally last night.
Many were armed with giant signs and placards, one read: ‘stop being horrible to people Donald Trump’, with others voicing their objection to some of the President’s policies. The demonstration ran from around 5pm until 7pm, and also featured a host of speakers.
It’s estimated around 500 people attended to listen to the speeches, which were described by those there as ‘strong’ and ‘overwhelming’. The union-backed event saw performances from Mexican singers and dancers in a nod to the ongoing row in the US over his immigration policy, which has seen families and children split at the Mexican border waiting to be reunited. Former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam also played to crowds. Sue Piper, a teacher from Audenshaw, was there carrying a cardboard sign which read: “Build a wall around Trump and I’ll pay for it.” In London, a huge inflatable blimp depicting the President as a baby in a nappy clutching a mobile phone flew over Westminster during the day to coincide with the protests President Wilson welcomed on visit to Manchester 100 years ago: Pages 28 & 29
Crowds in Albert Square protest against Donald Trump’s UK visit