London [ENA] Jan. 30th, 2017. Thousands gather at 10 Downing Street to protest the Trump Administration's travel and immigration ban as well as the Prime Minister's alignment with the new US administration. The diverse crowd, rapidly organised on social media, demands that the Prime Minister distance herself.
The Trump Administration's recent travel and immigration ban has caused outrage and frustration in the United States and around the world, prompting many European leaders to openly condemn the act. After the Prime Minister's recent visit to Washington, many in the United Kingdom feel that her seemingly amicable relationship with President Trump is sending the wrong message.
On Monday evening thousands gathered in front of Nr. 10 Downing Street to protest the Trump Administration's recent acts, as well as Theresa May's failure to condemn them. While the Prime Minister has since stated that she disagrees with the ban, many feel her statements were not enough. At the time of the protest, over a million people had already signed a petition aimed at keeping President Trump from making a state visit and hastily put together pieces of cardboard or even musical instruments became an instant and visible sign of protest.
Through chants including "Shame on you, Theresa May", "No State Visit" and "Hey Theresa, I wanna know how you sleep at night" the crowd demanded that the Prime Minister distance herself and openly condemn the recent actions of the Trump Administration. At a time where a trade deal with the United States is of vital interest to the continued economic success of the UK after Brexit, the Prime Minister is now faced with mounting pressure to distance herself from the very administration she is trying to negotiate with.