Thousands of protesters gathered in Downing Street on Monday to challenge US President Donald Trump’s executive order that prohibits those from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States.
As the ban exudes signs of racism from the US government, protesters across the country gathered to express their concerns regarding the order that has come just days into Trump’s administration.
Although the disdain for Trump was clear in the crowds, groups were also disappointed in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s doleful lack of comment on the ban.
Remarking that the protest marked a new era of darkness in Transatlantic relations, some protesters appeared disappointed and disillusioned with the global agenda of the government both here and across the pond.
The amount of attendees at the march varied between 27,000-30,000 – with 5,000 attending the demonstration held in Manchester city centre.
In response to the marches, President Trump said: “America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border.
“America has been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say.”