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Theresa May Must Rescind Invite To Neo-Nazi Sympathiser Trump -
WASHINGTON - Responding to Donald Trump's press conference last night in which he defended the neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now, which is part of the UK Stop Trump coalition said:
"Theresa May’s decision to invite Donald Trump for a state visit to the UK has always been highly controversial, but now that the President is nakedly sympathising with neo-Nazis, there has never been a more obvious time that that invitation must be rescinded immediately.
"There’s nothing that happened in Charlottesville that couldn’t happen in the UK. We’re witnessing spikes in racist hate crimes, and one of our political representatives was recently murdered by a far-right extremist. Our politicians need to be sending clear messages that such hate and violent bigotry cannot be tolerated. What message is it sending to the people of UK if there is an open invitation to the most high profile fascist-sympathiser of modern times?"
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