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!

London

Campaign against Climate Change are organising a climate bloc at the mass rally outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London from 5pm. 

Sign up to the climate bloc on Facebook 

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.

Make things!

There are banner-making sessions for Bridges Not Walls this weekend (14-15 Jan) and for the climate bloc at the US embassy on Thursday 19th.

Aberdeen

Bridges Not Walls banner drop, 3.30-5

Barnsley

11am (Sat 21 Jan) May Day Green, Barnsley Precinct

Birmingham

Evening protest, High Street

Bradford

Banner drop, City Park, 8:30am-10am

Brighton

(Greenway) Banner drop, 33 New England Rd, 7:30am-12pm

(Trafalgar Street) Banner drop, Brighton Railway Station, 7am-9am

Bristol

Midday banner drop, Bristol Bridge

Evening rally, The Fountains

Cambridge

Banner drop, 3pm, Elizabeth Way Bridge

Cardiff

Evening rally, Castle lawn

Chester

Banner drop, 4pm St Martin's Gate

Chesterfield

Rally, 5pm, Market Square

Coventry

Evening protest, Broadgate

Derby

5.30pm, Council House steps

Dundee

Rally, 5.30pm, City Square

Edinburgh

Evening rally, Wellington Statue

Exeter 

Evening rally, Bedford Square

Glasgow

Evening rally, Donald Dewar statue

Huddersfield

Morning 'bridge' action in Market Place

Protest from 4.30pm, Market Place

Lancaster

Banner drop, 1-2pm Lune Millennium Bridge

Leeds

Midday protest, University of Leeds

Leicester

Evening protest, Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower

Liverpool

Protest from 4.30pm, Lime Street station

Luton

Banner drop, 158 Old Bedford Rd, 11:30am

Manchester

Evening rally, St Peter's Square

Newcastle

Evening rally, Grey's Monument

Nottingham

Evening rally, Nottingham Speakers Corner

Norwich

Early evening rally, City Hall

Oxford 

Banner drop, Bridge of Sighs, 8:30am

Celebration of diverse communities, Radcliffe Square, 1pm

Evening protest, Carfax Tower

Portsmouth

Rally, 5pm, Guildhall Square

Reading

University of Reading banner drop, 1-2pm

Rally at Queen Victoria Statue 6-7pm

Rotherham

Banner drop, Bridge Street, 11am

Sheffield

Evening rally, Sheffield Town Hall

Southampton

Rally from 4pm, Southampton Civic Centre

Swansea

Evening rally, Castle Square

Taunton

Banner drop, 2 The Bridge, 1:30pm-2:30pm

York

Protest from 4.30pm, St Helen's Square

Potential Ouse Bridge banner drop - email gabeystewart1@hotmail.com

 

 

Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00