'Dump Trump': Thousands join London protest

2017-01-21 19:36
Demonstrators take part in the Women's March in Trafalgar Square, central London following the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. (Tim Ireland, AP)

Demonstrators take part in the Women's March in Trafalgar Square, central London following the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. (Tim Ireland, AP)

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London - Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump and his derogatory remarks about women.

The largely female crowd, which also had many men and children, marched from the US embassy to Trafalgar Square, chanting "dump Trump" and waving banners demanding equal rights.

"Trump Special Relationship: Just Say No" and "Our Rights Are Not For Grabs - Neither Are We" were among the banners held aloft, along with "We shall overcomb" and "Make bigotry wrong again".

Hannah Bryant, a 34-year-old museum worker, brought her four-year-old daughter - both of them wearing bright pink "pussy hats" worn by US demonstrators.

"I've been teaching her about equality and prejudice and I wanted her to see how many people believe in it," she said.

Oliver Powell, a 31-year-old actor, who called the new US president a "hideous person", said: "I want the majority of Americans who didn't vote for him to know they have support across the world."

"You can't believe he's real," said his friend, 36-year-old Emily Chase.

Many marchers were mothers and daughters, joining unionists, feminist groups, rights organisations and London mayor Sadiq Khan in global protests on the day after Trump's inauguration.

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