Jul 13, 2018
Despite the American corporate media's efforts to obscure the radical, irreverent, and often obscene signs on display across the United Kingdom on Friday, the disgust hundreds of thousands of Britons feel toward Donald Trump and Trumpism could not be suppressed as they took to the streets en masse to show their opposition to the U.S. president's hate-filled policies.
Below, we present some of the greatest signs from Friday's demonstrations, which "drastically exceeded" the expectations of organizers in both size and spirit.
Credit for the following photos goes to Chris Ratcliffe of Getty Images.
The president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, also got a shout-out at a demonstration in London.
The vast diversity of visuals on display at Friday's demonstrations was also evident on social media, where users posted photos and videos of signs denouncing Trump's climate denial and demanding justice for the migrants the U.S. president has brutalized with his inhumane immigration policies.
\u201c***NSFW*** Whoa! During live shot during London Trump protests, @CNN reporter said he needed to "obscure one sign you're about to see." He didn't do a very good job. #LondonProtest #TrumpUKVisit\u201d— Todd Schnitt (@Todd Schnitt) 1531493478
\u201cNow it\u2019s getting serious. \ud83d\ude02 \n\n#TrumpProtests #TrumpVisitUK\u201d— James Parkley (@James Parkley) 1531476806
\u201cSarah Klein is a history teacher from Warwickshire. She tells me \u201cI feel like there\u2019s lots of echoes of the past in terms of totalitarianism. We\u2019ve come a long way and there\u2019s no need to go back to the past so here we are.\u201d #TrumpProtests\u201d— Erin McLaughlin (@Erin McLaughlin) 1531476295
\u201cRefugee and migrant rights now! #blacklivematters #resist #carnivalofresistance #trumpvisituk\u201d— Stop Trump (@Stop Trump) 1531493974
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