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UK marks US inauguration with anti-Trump slogans

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Demonstrators across the are mobilising to register their protest against Donald Trump as he takes over the mantle of US presidency from

A banner reading 'Build bridges not walls' was draped across London's iconic Tower Bridge by protesters who also held up signs saying 'Act Now'.


At Westminster Bridge near the House of Parliament, protesters draped banners saying 'Migrants welcome here' and 'Migration is older than language'.

A total of 10 bridges in the British capital werethe scene of protests, which referenced Trump's much-hyped plans to build a wall with Mexico.

Other cities across the are also holding similar 'Bridges Not Walls' protests.

The actions are part of a global protest, with the Bridges Not Walls movement declaring, "Today we're dropping banners off bridges around the world, pledging hope for the future and to take a stand against the rise of the far right."

"We won't let the politics of hate peddled by the likes of Donald Trump take hold," the group said in a statement.

A major women's march is planned in and other parts of the tomorrow along with many other countries to register their protest against Trump's controversial sexist remarks that emerged during his election campaign.

The UK's Stand Up To Racism group is also set to hold a protest outside the US embassy in London, with similar events planned at consulates and American centres in Swansea, Wales, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, among other parts of Britain.

The 'Stand Up To Trump' protests are also backed by a number of British MPs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 20 2017. 18:13 IST
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