Bridges not Walls: Activists protest Trump inauguration with banner drops

A message of solidarity has been dropped from every bridge in central London

Image via @aliisiningo

Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, activists have dropped protest banners from every bridge in central London and at more than a hundred other locations around the country.

A ‘Bridges not Walls’ banner was dropped from Tower Bridge at 8.30am, following by drops from every Thames crossing as far as Vauxhall. Other demonstrations took place in Brighton, Oxford, Glasgow, Leeds and elsewhere.

Explaining the demonstration, Bridges Not Walls spokesperson Nona Hurkmans commented:

“On Trump’s inauguration day we’re taking action to show our support for groups under attack – here in the UK, across Europe and in the USA – and to reject the rise of a dangerous and divisive far right politics. We won’t let the politics of hate peddled by the likes of Donald Trump take hold. What happens next is up to us and by standing together we can show that the rhetoric of fear and hate have no place in our society.”

Further banner drops will be taking place throughout the day, in Britain and around the world.

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5 Responses to “Bridges not Walls: Activists protest Trump inauguration with banner drops”

  1. Anon

    The rest of us will be hard at work.

    What a bunch of self-absorbed individuals.

  2. Jimmy Glesga

    I assume they were on their way to work.

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  4. David Lindsay

    “The inauguration of Donald Trump as President crystallises what can happen when centre left / left parties abandon transformation of the economic system and rely on identity politics.” So posts the great man, Richard Burgon, on Facebook. Of course, he is quite right. Clinton cultists, this is your Inauguration Day. This is the Inauguration Day that you made possible, and even inevitable.

    There is a need to move, as a matter of the utmost urgency, away from the excessive focus on identity issues, and towards the recognition that those existed only within the overarching and undergirding context of the struggle against economic inequality and in favour of international peace, including co-operation with Russia, not a new Cold War.

  5. Mike WALKER

    Must be wonderful to be so assured that you KNOW what the future will bring under a new President when he has done nothing yet.

    Must be wonderful to have the time to protest.People who work or have a real life usually do not.

    You appear not to realise the impact such sanctimonious writings have on your credibility.

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