The ancient City of Chester in the North West of England, has this evening played host to an ‘Anti-Donald Trump demonstration’ which took place on and around the steps of the Town Hall.
The demonstration was organised by Nala Rollo, who also christened the event ‘Chester against Trump’s #MuslimBan and UK complicity’ after criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May for being the first foreign leader to visit President Trump and her refusal to condemn her American counterpart’s actions which have been branded by the political left as ‘racist’.
The associated Facebook page advertised the event as: ‘Under President Trump’s policy, all refugees from war-torn Syria are banned indefinitely and people from seven Muslim majority countries are barred for 90 days. Trump’s ban on Muslims must be opposed by all who are against racism and support basic human rights. The Theresa May collusion with Trump must end. Let’s stand in solidarity with those targeted by Donald Trump’s hateful government including the people of this country, outside Downing Street and all over Britain. So far 117 people are definitely going and 365 have expressed an interest in the protest.’
The demonstration followed a similar protest which took place in the city on the day of Trump’s inauguration, which centered around the draping of a banner across the Eastgate Clock, emblazoned with the words:
“A Message to President Trump.
Build Bridges not walls.
Justice and respect not hate”.
The irony of which appears to have been lost by the protesters, as the City of Chester, is one of a number of British Cities and towns which are themselves enclosed within walls, and were originally built by the Romans around 100AD and specifically designed to keep out hostile hordes of Maurauding Welshmen.
This evening’s event which took place between the hours of 6.30-7.30pm, was according to the organisers –‘Very well attended’….