People from across Thanet came together on Monday to protest against Donald Trump outside the Broadstairs office of Tory MP Craig Mackinlay — and campaigners say there are more demonstrations to come.
The protest — against Trump’s temporary ban on people from seven mostly Moslem countries entering the US –was called by the Kent Anti-Racism Network and supported by Momentum Thanet and local Labour Party members.
One of the protesters, Christine Tongue from Broadstairs, said: “We are calling on the British government to withdraw its invitation to Donald Trump to come on a state visit to the UK.”
Christine added: “But we are also calling on Thanet’s politicians to say where they stand on Trump, including Craig Mackinlay and Chris Wells, the UKIP leader of Thanet council. Do they think Donald Trump should come to the UK on a state visit? Do they agree with his apparently racist policies?”
During an hour long demonstration, protesters in Broadstairs chanted “Dump Trump” and plastered anti-Trump messages to Mr Mackinlay on his office window.
Christine said there would be more events and demonstrations to come. “We’re planning lots more action for the future, in particular challenging UKIP’s attitude to Trump’s nationalist and anti-foreigner policies, including a major anti-racism festival in April in Margate. We are calling on everyone who feels strongly about Trump and his ideas to come and join us.”
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