US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, WK16Friday 20th January 2017: #StandUpToTrump protests are planned in over 20 towns and cities across Britain. The day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA (see below and check local groups event pages for more details).
On 20 January, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA.
The election of Donald Trump as US president means the most powerful office on Earth belongs to someone who promised to build a giant wall along the Mexican border, the expulsion of 11 million “illegal” immigrants and “extreme vetting” for Muslims entering the country.
Trump has a long history of racist outbursts. He has said ‘laziness is a trait in blacks’, described Mexican immigrants as ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’, and condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter activist at one of his rallies.
He has also said women should be “punished” for having abortions, and chillingly sought to downplay the severity of sexual violence, dismissing boasts of sexually assaulting women as ‘locker room talk’.
The most powerful elected official in the world will also now be a climate change denier, posing a direct threat to the survival of large swathes of humanity as global temperatures threaten to cause climate chaos.
Trump also suggested he would consider appointing Supreme Court judges that would overturn the ruling on same sex marriages.
The effects of a Trump presidency is set to be felt all over the world as racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry is normalised through the voice of one of the most powerful and visible figures in the world, and progress on C02 emissions targets dashed as one of the world’s largest emitters refuses to accept there is a problem.
Activists in the US have called protests for the day of his inauguration – we stand in solidarity with them and will be protesting at the US embassy in London.
Stand Up to Racism has organised protests around the country