- Thousands line streets of cities across the UK to protest against Donald Trump’s immigration ban
- Petition says Trump should not be invited to the UK on a state visit to avoid embarrassing the Queen
- MPs will debate the motion in Parliament after it attracts more than 1.4million names within 36 hours
- But Theresa May confirmed the invitation ‘still stands’ and reiterated commitment to US allies
- Celebrities including Gary Lineker are at the march in London while pop star Lily Allen is set to speak
- Senior Labour figures including shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke to the crowd during protest
- Mounted police were called to London protests to keep order and stop any violence breaking out
New petition to counter the left-wing protesters now online to allow Donald Trump State Visit
Latest poll indicates 49% support immigration ban, 41% oppose ban
Donald Trump will stop visitors from seven mainly-Muslim countries with jihadist armies or leaders for 90 days. The Left and the media go mad.
But six of those Muslim countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen – ban all Jewish visitors from Israel, permanently.
So why does the Left say nothing?
This is nothing more than left-wing rank hypocrisy and anti-democratic far left-wing fascism.
Thousands of people believed to be left-wing Marxist activists have taken to the streets of UK cities to protest against Donald Trump‘s immigration ban.
Demonstrators were out in force in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff waving banners and placards in response to The President’s executive order preventing citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the US for 90 days.
In London, thousands of activists gathered opposite the gates of Downing Street, turning Whitehall into a sea of posters and signs.
Among the list of high-profile celebrities to appear were pop star Lily Allen and human rights activist Bianca Jagger, while outspoken Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker was also spotted at the London event with sons Harry and George.
Crowds of people dominated city centres all over the UK, with riot police brought in to keep order in London and ensure they did not boil over into violence.
But despite the protests, Prime Minister Theresa May made clear President Trump’s invitation for a state visit would not be revoked and reiterated her dedication to the ‘special relationship’
Politicians including shadow home secretary Dianne Abbott, shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti and former Labour leader Ed Miliband were also at the London march.
Ms Abbott told the crowd she had come on behalf of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
She said: ‘Donald Trump has been president for only a few days, and look at what he is doing.
‘We need to resist the Islamophobia and scapegoating of Muslims, we have got to resist it whether it is in the United States or here in the UK.’
Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti told the crowd: ‘It is in sadness and solidarity that we gather here this evening.
‘I also hope, friends, that we stand here in solidarity with all the world’s women who the President has insulted and all the desperate refugees that he would spurn.’
Chants including ‘Donald Trump has got to go’ rippled up the swelling crowds on Whitehall, while others shouted ‘no hate, no fear’, and ‘no ban, no wall’.
Traffic ground to a halt as the protesters spilled into the road.
MPs including former Labour leader Ed Miliband, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron also spoke at the event.
Griff Tyson, 23, of west London, said he had to take a stand against Theresa May’s ‘complicit’ reaction to Trump’s Muslim ban.
He said: ‘It’s emergency action to make a point – people won’t take what he’s doing.
‘It might be democracy because he was voted in but people aren’t having it.
‘Theresa May has been complicit in his actions by refusing to condemn them, she’s spineless.
‘She just got home and did it through faux diplomatic channels.
‘I’m here to show solidarity with the oppressed and suffering, and to be surrounded by like-minded people.’
Addressing the crowd, one Muslim refugee said: ‘America is a beacon of democracy and peace, but Trump’s action will tear the fabric of American society.
‘We call on all peace-loving individuals to stand firm and oppose all racist and xenophobic action.’
Metres away from the door of Number 10, chants of ‘shame on May’ began to echo throughout the crowd.
Former England footballer Lineker praised the crowds after the event and wrote on Twitter: ‘Well played London’.
Allen also tweeted throughout the event and described the crowds as ‘beautiful people’.
Downing Street earlier stood firm on the decision to extend an invitation to Mr Trump, saying: ‘We look forward to hosting the president later this year.’
The SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson fired up the thousands of activists in London with a chant of ‘no state visit’.
He added: ‘Friends, first they came for the Muslims, but we say something and we say no state visit for Donald Trump.’
Left-wing activist Owen Jones, who helped organise the protest in London, said: ‘Today we say with defiance, with determination, we will not stay silent.’
But a defiant Theresa May has stood by the decision to issue an invitation to Donald Trump to make a state visit to Britain in the face of the outcry over his controversial travel ban.
The Prime Minister, who became the first world leader to meet the new US president in the White House, faces demands from a petition signed by more than 1.4 million people to call off the visit.
But appearing at a joint press conference in Dublin with Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, Mrs May was adamant it would go ahead.
‘The United States is a close ally of the United Kingdom. We work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us,’ she said.
‘I have issued that invitation for a state visit for President Trump to the United Kingdom and that invitation stands.’
Graphic designer Sami Hayes, 23, said she joined the protest in solidarity with British Muslims, and to support minorities against whom she said Trump has discriminated.
She said: ‘I feel sick that anyone has the power to discriminate on the scale that he does.
‘Refugees are human beings and they’re not being treated like that because of where they’re from.
‘Even if Theresa May doesn’t do anything, protests like this show Muslims in this country that we’re not against them.
‘People have been targeting Muslims when they shouldn’t be scared in our country.’
Fellow protester Phillip White, 22, said: ‘I think it’s important when your family are Jewish, like mine, to recognise that refugees can still face persecution.
‘People are still suffering and genocide didn’t stop with the Holocaust.
‘We can’t be seen to appease his decision, even though it doesn’t affect us directly.
‘We approve if we don’t fully oppose it.
‘It’s disgusting that we are sitting by and letting this happen.’
More than 700 people in Birmingham answered a Facebook call to protest against the President.
The city’s Victoria Square filled with people voicing their opposition to Trump’s order banning nationals of seven foreign countries entering the United States.
Protesters also held signs aloft and cheered speakers as they joined a series of nationwide protests urging the Trump administration to drop the policy.
The executive order prevents citizens from the majority Muslim nations Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from getting into the country.
The Foreign Office released a statement yesterday saying U.K. nationals with dual citizenship would not be affected, but the US Embassy has not clarified the US government’s position.
Hasanian Jaffar, 29, who owns his own chain of independent optical stores, organised the Birmingham protest via Facebook.
He said: ‘I got the idea from a similar protest being organised in London. My family and I were extremely disturbed by everything that’s going on and we were looking for something similar.
‘When we saw there wasn’t a protest, I set one up immediately so we could attend one.
‘It’s amazing how fast it has grown in just 24 hours. I just needed to get it started and now people have flocked to it.
‘We are adding our voices to an international chorus of protest.
‘We are a really diverse city and what Trump has done flies straight in the face of our values. It just doesn’t fit with us.
‘We are not a city that turns people away. We need to stand up and show Trump, and our politicians, that we really care.
‘His order is a clear restriction on a specific group of people without justification.
‘The alternative would be to just let them get away with it, and we cannot do that.’
In Scotland demonstrations began in the early evening.
The largest protests were in Glasgow and Edinburgh where crowds swelled from around 5pm, and protests were also evident in Aberdeen and Dundee.
Placards and banners were held aloft in Glasgow as a crowd of around 500 people chanted ‘hope not fear, refugees are welcome here’.
The protests were organised by a variety of groups including Stand up to Racism, and refugees whose countries had been singled out by Mr Trump.
Demonstrations continued in George Square after a three-hour rally in Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
In Edinburgh, large crowds marched from the North Bridge to the US Consulate in Regent Terrace.
Hundreds also braved the rain and cold in the West Country to protest against President Trump’s controversial ban.
There were protests in Falmouth, Cornwall, Torquay, Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes and Ashburton in Devon.
In Exeter one demonstrator said: ‘Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it.’
One of the Exeter organisers was 25 year old Exeter Uni student Malaka Mohammad whose family live in Gaza.
She said it was ‘vital’ people stood up to Trump’s bullying.
She said: ‘We want to stand up with Germany and Canada and other countries who are brave enough to speak out, unlike our Government and Theresa May who have chosen to be silent.’
Marxist Communist Plot Behind Donald Trump Protest
Ever since Donald Trump’s election victory Tuesday night, the media have been abuzz with stories about massive, sometimes violent, anti-Trump protests breaking out in cities all across the country. We’ve been told that ordinary Americans everywhere are so frightened and angered by the prospect of a Trump presidency—as opposed to a Hillary Clinton presidency—that they’re taking to the streets to express their grave concerns for the future of the country.
In Chicago, for instance, thousands of people held an “emergency protest” outside a Trump hotel, chanting: “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!”
In New York, some 5,000 people (including the political oracle Lady Gaga) demonstrated outside Trump Tower. “Their concerns,” said CNN, “ranged from policies, such as Trump’s proposed plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, to the polarizing tenor of his campaign that they say stoked xenophobic fears.”
In Oakland, some of the 7,000+ demonstrators damaged police cars, vandalized businesses, hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at law-enforcement officers, and started at least 40 separate fires.
And in Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people filled the streets, burned Trump in effigy, and sang John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance. “Several protesters said they feared that family or friends might be deported once Trump takes office,” said CNN.
From reading the various mainstream media accounts of these events, one comes away with the distinct impression that they are grassroots actions that began organically among ordinary, concerned, well-meaning citizens.
But alas, if one were to think that, one would be wrong.
Contrary to media misrepresentations, many of the supposedly spontaneous, organic, anti-Trump protests we have witnessed in cities from coast to coast were in fact carefully planned and orchestrated, in advance, by a pro-Communist organization called the ANSWER Coalition, which draws its name from the acronym for “Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.”
ANSWER was established in 2001 by Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center, a group staffed in large part by members of the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party.
In 2002, the libertarian author Stephen Suleyman Schwartz described ANSWER as an “ultra-Stalinist network” whose members served as “active propaganda agents for Serbia, Iraq, and North Korea, as well as Cuba, countries they repeatedly visit and acclaim.”
Since its inception, ANSWER has consistently depicted the United States as a racist, sexist, imperialistic, militaristic nation guilty of unspeakable crimes against humanity—in other words, a wellspring of pure evil.
When ANSWER became a leading organizer of the massive post-9/11 demonstrations against the Patriot Act and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, it formed alliances with other likeminded entities such as Not In Our Name (a project of the Revolutionary Communist Party) and United For Peace and Justice (a pro-Castro group devoted to smearing America as a cesspool of bigotry and oppression).
Another key organizer of the current anti-Trump protests is a group called Socialist Alternative, which describes “the global capitalist system” as “the root cause of … poverty, discrimination, war, and environmental destruction.”
Explaining that “the dictatorships that existed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were [unfortunate] perversions of what socialism is really about,” this organization calls for a happy-faced “democratic socialism where ordinary people will have control over our daily lives.”
And, lo and behold, many components of Socialist Alternative’s agenda mesh seamlessly with Hillary Clinton’s political priorities.
For instance, Socialist Alternative seeks to: (a) “raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, as a step toward a living wage for all”; (b) provide “free [taxpayer-funded] … public education for all from pre-school through college”; (c) create “a publicly funded single-payer [healthcare] system as a step towards fully socialized medicine”; (d) impose absolutely “no budget cuts [on] education and social services”; and (e) legislate “a major increase in taxes on the rich and big business.”
In short, the anti-Trump protests that are currently making headlines are 100% contrived, fake, phony exhibitions of street theater, orchestrated entirely by radicals and revolutionaries whose chief objective is to push America ever farther to the political left.
Moreover, they seek to utterly demoralize conservatives into believing that public opposition to their own (conservative) political and social values is growing more powerful, more passionate, and more widespread with each passing day.
The bottom line is this: The leaders and organizers of the anti-Trump protests that are currently making so much noise in cities across America, are faithfully following the blueprint of Hillary Clinton’s famous mentor, Saul Alinsky, who urged radical activists to periodically stage loud, defiant, massive protest rallies expressing rage and discontent.
Such demonstrations are designed to give onlookers the impression that a mass movement is preparing to shift into high gear, and that its present size is but a fraction of what it eventually will become.
A “mass impression,” said Alinsky, can be lasting and intimidating: “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have…. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
And that is precisely what we are witnessing at the moment.