Friends protest Trump visit

Over 150 Quakers joined protests against Donal Trump's visit to the UK

Friends gathered outside Friends House before joining the march. | Photo: Elinor Smallman.

More than 150 Quakers gathered in Euston, London last week to stand against US president Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

The action, organised by the Quaker Socialist Society on 13 July, started with a Meeting for Worship in Friends House before joining the main ‘Together Against Trump’ march from Portland Place to Trafalgar Square.

Friends from all over the UK stood with colourful banners. The messages included: ‘Hatred bounces’ and ‘Quakers build bridges not walls’.

Catherine Henderson, of the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network, told the Friend: ‘Trump’s views on migration particularly get under my skin.’

She added that taking part in the action ‘shows how strong the feelings are’.

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