Hundreds of people protest against Trump at Leicester Clock Tower

By Elliot Leadbetter

Three hundred people gathered at Leicester’s Clock Tower last week to remonstrate against the policies Donald Trump has implemented since his inauguration.

Trump’s latest decision to introduce a 120-day travel ban on citizens arriving from seven predominantly Muslim countries has caused international uproar.

The 45-minute protest was organised by the group Leicester Against Trump and by students from the University of Leicester.

Protestors by Leicester Clock Tower

Katie Wisson, an undergraduate English student at the University of Leicester, joined in with the protests.

She said: “I understand that Trump won the election fairly and democratically but I think the new policies he is enforcing are absurd and racist.

“I completely disagree with his immigration ban and there is no way it should be allowed to be upheld, it is not fair to segregate members of society in that way.

“I think we are only seeing a small glimpse of what is to come from Trump and I am worried about what is going to happen in the future, that is why I attended the protest.”

Leicester is not the only area to come forward and take a stand against Trump’s new policies; other protests have taken place across the Midlands, including in Birmingham and Nottingham.

There is currently a national petition, signed by over a 1,000,000 people, aiming to prevent Trump’s organised State Visit, though unlikely to succeed.

The petition was conceived in response to claims that a State Visit would cause great embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen, however Theresa May’s invitation still stands.

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