City cen­tre crowds send clear mes­sage to Trump on UK visit

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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

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