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Anti-Trump demo takes place in Preston’s Flag Market

Posted on - 30th January, 2017 - 7:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Politics, Preston City Centre
The Harris is the backdrop to the Trump protest Pic: Tom Stables
The Harris is the backdrop to the Trump protest Pic: Tom Stables

Hundreds of demonstrators made their feelings known towards Donald Trump’s executive order bringing in stricter travel controls to visitors from seven countries.

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Branded as a ‘Muslim Ban’ due to the seven countries having largely Muslim populations the move has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum.

Prestonians also showed their anger towards the US President’s move as part of a nationwide protest from 6pm on Monday (30 January).

Around 400 people joined the peaceful protest on the Flag Market under the Martin Creed art installation Everything Is Going To Be Alright on the Harris.

Listening to speakers at the Trump protest Pic: Benjamin Wareing
Listening to speakers at the Trump protest Pic: Benjamin Wareing

Placards were waved and anti-Trump chants made during the hour-long event.

Read more: What it was like at the anti-Trump demo in Preston

There were a number of speeches made during the demo.

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