Hundreds of protestors in Leicester for Trump’s travel ban

By Matt Earth

“Frightened” protestors gathered in Leicester city centre last week in protest of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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UNJUST: One of the many condemning signs at the rally

Several speakers demonstrated in front of a few hundred people at the city’s Clock Tower, expressing their anger towards President Trump’s recent executive order.

Susan Barton, one of the speakers, said many people originating from mainly-Muslim countries have not been able to go about their “normal, lawful business”.

“What Trump has done seems to be going against the American constitution,” Mrs Barton said.

President Trump signed an executive order on January 27, temporarily barring the immigration of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

Syrian nationals were handed an indefinite ban.

Protests against the order were coordinated throughout the UK last Monday, mostly held in larger cities and towns.

In London, thousands of demonstrators marched outside the United States embassy in response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s invitation of a state visit for Mr Trump.

More than 1.8 million British citizens have signed a petition attempting to block any official visit for the new President, claiming it would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”

Georgia Chenery, who attended the demonstration in Leicester, believed “everything Trump has done so far is wrong.”

“This Muslim ban is completely wrong, and I do not really know if he will stop in the next four years,” Miss Chenery said.

President Trump’s travel ban has since been overturned by Washington State Judge James Robart, to which Trump said the United States is now in “peril.”

“If something happens blame him and the court system,” Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday.

Trump’s administration has said it will use “every legal means” in an attempt to reinstate the order.

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