Protests are planned for London and other UK cities this weekend
No to Trump: Protest His Inauguration
To coincide with the inauguration ceremony a nationwide day of protest has been arranged by Stand Up To Racism on Friday.
Organisers have called on Britons to stand in solidarity with activists and minorities in the US that object to Mr Trump’s presidency.
They explain: “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.”
They also point to Mr Trump’s previous comments about the right to abortion, equal marriage and climate change as reasons to protest.
When and what time is the protest?
Demonstrations will take place in 20 cities around the UK including London (outside of the US embassy), Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chesterfield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Sheffield and Southampton.
In Wales, protests will take place in Cardiff and Swansea, while Scotland will host events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Most protests will begin at 5pm on Friday – the time that Mr Trump will take the oath of office.
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Women's March on London
By far the biggest anti-Trump protest is the Women’s March scheduled for Saturday January 21 – the first full day of Mr Trump’s presidency.
In Washington, more than 200,000 men and women are expected to attend a march that will feature musical performances from Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe and more.
Another 14,000 people will attend a march in London, with many more protests planned in major cities across the world.
Organisers have said: “The US election proved a catalyst for a grassroots movement of women to assert the positive values that the politics of fear denies.
“We will march for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events.
“We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.”
QI host Sandi Toksvig, Labour MP Yvette Cooper and the Green Party’s Caroline Russell are among the speakers set to appear in London.
Millions will join marches and protests worldwide
When and what time is the march?
The Women’s March on London will begin outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, and end in Waterloo Place.
The two-mile march is expected to last for several hours and could be marred by rain, so be sure to take appropriate clothing, food and water if you are joining in.
Signs are welcome but organisers would like to remind those attending that the event is a peaceful protest.