Protest Trump's Inauguration
On 20 January, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA. There is no question that this is a disaster for our climate. His political appointments have made this clear, with a cabinet stuffed with climate change deniers and fossil fuel cronies including the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
There are huge links between Trump's climate denial and his racism. Climate failure will hit the poorest and most vulnerable around the world first and most dangerously. Even in the US, we've seen with Hurricane Katrina, at Standing Rock and in the Flint water crisis how people of colour and indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by climate change and are seen as 'sacrifice zones' for the fossil fuel industry and other environmental pollution.
Activists in the US have called protests for the day of his inauguration. Join us around the country to stand in solidarity with them. There will be traditional protests and also banner drops from bridges demonstrating solidarity and rejection both of Trump and fascism.
Click here to download our Trump: Climate Disaster poster, for use on placards.
Do check out banner drops on the Bridges Not Walls website as well as the events below - more are being added!
Campaign against Climate Change are organising a climate bloc at the mass rally outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London from 5pm.
There will also be protests in Trafalgar Square.
In the morning of 20th January there will be 'Bridges Not Walls' banner drops on ten bridges across the Thames, from Tower Bridge to Vauxhall. Find out more about how to get involved.
11am (Sat 21 Jan) May Day Green, Barnsley Precinct
Banner drop, 158 Old Bedford Rd, 11:30am
University of Reading banner drop, 1-2pm
Banner drop, Bridge Street, 11am
Potential Ouse Bridge banner drop - email firstname.lastname@example.org