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Preston to hold protest against Donald Trump’s ‘MuslimBan’

Posted on - 29th January, 2017 - 4:58pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Politics, Preston City Centre
Donald Trump Pic: Secretary of Defense, USA
Donald Trump Pic: Secretary of Defense, USA

Prestonians are being urged to show their disdain for US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning a number of foreign nationals from the United States,

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An emergency demo has been called to take place on the Flag Market in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Update: 400 people turn out for the Trump protest in Preston

Everything Is Going To Be Alright will beam down on the protest, organised by Ruth Westcott.

The temporary sign for the Harris as part of Creed's work Pic: Paul Melling
The temporary sign for the Harris as part of Creed’s work Pic: Paul Melling

She states: “On January 27, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to ban nationals from seven countries from entering the USA: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which are all Muslim-majority nations.

“There are about 15,000 Muslims living in Preston. On Monday evening we will gather outside the Harris Library to show that the People of Preston will not tolerate the politics of division and hate.”

A petition calling for Donald Trump to be refused entry to the United Kingdom has reached 400,000 signatures – meaning the government must respond to it. The petition reached the milestone in less than three hours and is receiving 1,000 signatures a minute.

The protest is due to take place on Monday (30 January) from 6pm.

Anyone interested in attending can show their interest on the Facebook event.

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