Protestors to march on London, as Donald Trump becomes President

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Thousands of protestors are due to march on London on 21 January, as Donald Trump takes office as President of the United States of America.

Assembling at Grosvenor Square, over 10,000 people are expected to walk the route around London, concluding with a rally at Trafalgar Square.

The march was inspired by the Women’s March in Washington D.C., where 200,000 are expected to protest to “safeguard freedoms threatened by recent political events.”

Washington’s march has so far inspired nearly 300 ‘sister marches’, with at least one in every state confirmed alongside 55 global cities across six continents. The protests will hopefully give a voice to those who fear it will be lost, specifically on issues such as women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, amongst others.

The London march is advertised as inclusive and all genders are encouraged to take part. The route is also fully accessible for disabled access and all speeches will be interpreted into British Sign Language.

Writing on the protest’s Facebook page, the group said, “We call on people of all genders to march in London as part of an international day of action in solidarity.”

“We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events.”

We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.”

“We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honouring the champions of human rights who have gone before us.”

“The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.”

Amongst the protestors, supporters of the Women’s Equality Party will also show their solidarity. Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality Party said, “This march is a show of strength in the face of racism, sexism and misogyny, and the intolerance and divisiveness that characterised the politics of 2016.”

“We will march in solidarity with all those who are marginalised and threatened by this politics of fear.”

“We will stand side by side to show that this year marks the start of a new politics of inclusion and tolerance.”

Yordanis Eyoel, spokeswoman for a Boston-based sister march said, “This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing everyday.”

“More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks.”

“The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed one million marchers.”

“What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilising.”

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