President Trump is expected to visit the UK on Friday 13 July 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 that President Trump’s stance on torture is not welcome here (read more about why we’re protesting here) and we can’t do it without you!
Find out how you can get involved with the protests below, whether in London, around the UK, at home or online.
Coming to the London protest
Friday 13 July, 1pm
Freedom from Torture will be assembling at Portland Place at 1pm and the march will leave from there at 2pm, arriving for a rally at Trafalgar Square from 5pm to 7pm. You are welcome to attend whenever you would like, but we’ll be meeting at 1pm and intend to stay as a group throughout the march.
Outside the BBC building in Portland Place
Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1A 1AA (nearest tube Oxford Circus)
Meet us there to pick up a placard for the march. Our placards will read: “No to torture. No to Trump”. If you’d like to make your own anti-torture placard in advance instead, please do!
There will be many different groups in Portland Place 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 (please note: some parts of the tube network may be closed for strike action so you may have to take a different route to usual).
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.
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.
The rally with leave from Portland Place at 2pm, arriving for an informal rally at Trafalgar Square with speeches and music, from 5pm to 7pm. Follow the Stop Trump Coalition Facebook event for more information.
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:
- Join our Facebook event
- Read and share our ‘Why we’re protesting’ blog
- Share a message of support using the #StopTrump hashtag; click the links to post now on Facebook or Twitter, or like / regram on Instagram
- Print our poster (PDF), and take it to a local protest, put it in your window, and share it in situ on social media!