President Trump is expected to visit the UK on Tuesday 4th June and the campaigning group, the Stop Trump Coalition, are organising mass protests in London and around the UK. Freedom from Torture will be joining in the protests to send a loud and clear message to Donald Trump that his stance on Torture is not welcome here.
Find out how you can get involved with the protests below, whether in London, around the UK, at home or online. For more on why we're protesting Trump's visit read our blog.
When is the main protest march against Trump?
Tuesday 4th June 2019
Freedom from Torture will be assembling outside the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square at 10:45am on that day and the march will leave from there at 11am.
Where is the protest happening in London?
Address: National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Pl, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HE, (Trafalgar Square)
The organisers are yet to confirm the schedule for the final actions/events on the day, but what is confirmed is that the demo starts at Trafalgar Square at 11am. The Coalition have written on their website: “Activists plan to ‘follow Trump’ by marching from Trafalgar Square to nearby locations depending on the details of Trump’s itinerary for the day.”
Follow us on Twitter for live updates on the day.
Expect chanting, singing, and walking.
If you’d like to join us and want a placard, you can download your own here or make your own anti-torture placard in advance instead!
There will be many different groups in Trafalgar Square and it may take some time to find us – look out for our placards and t-shirts with the Freedom from Torture logo.
You can check the best route to the meeting point using Transport for London’s website.
If you are travelling from outside of London, you can arrange your own transport or check out the organisers’ map of coaches being arranged to see if you can join one.
What to expect
The Stop Trump Coalition is organising a march and rally in central London and tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.
As with any large protest, it will be crowded, noisy and there is a small chance of confrontations or the police holding crowds.
You should bring anything you might need such as sunscreen and plenty of water, and remember that it may take longer than usual to find a public toilet or to leave for a tube station.
There will be stewards from the Stop Trump Coalition as well as police officers, who you can approach if you need help at any time.
Joining another UK protest
If you cannot travel to London, there are many smaller protests happening around the UK, including in Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester. Find details on the organisers’ map.
Supporting online or locally
Whether you can make it to a protest or not, here are some things you can do right now to show your support:
- Sign our declaration upholding our values of fairness, compassion and respect for human rights.
- Share a message of support using the #StopTrump hashtag; click the links to post now on Facebook or Twitter, or like / repost on Instagram
- Watch and share our "Why we're protesting Donald Trump" video.
- Print out our placard and take it to a local protest, put it in your window, and share it in situ on social media!