Protest in city square will declare Lancaster a ‘Trump free zone’

Morgan Hanley and Victoria Skorgevik with their signs at a previous anti-Trump protest in Lancaster.
Morgan Hanley and Victoria Skorgevik with their signs at a previous anti-Trump protest in Lancaster.

A protest against US president Donald Trump’s “divisive, hateful policies” will take place in Lancaster.

The protest will gather in the city’s Dalton Square on Tuesday June 4 at 6pm, and organisers say it will declare Lancaster a “Trump free zone”.

Colette Bain, from Warton, with her signs at a previous anti-Trump protest in Lancaster.

Colette Bain, from Warton, with her signs at a previous anti-Trump protest in Lancaster.

The event has been organised by Stand up to Racism Lancaster and Morecambe, and Morecambe Bay Extinction Rebels.

The group said: “We will be taking to the streets opposing Trump’s racism and attacks on climate justice, migrants’ rights, anti-racism, Women’s rights, LGBT rights, anti-war and trade union rights and many more.

“Theresa May is backing Trump’s toxic politics.

“It is wrong to give him a state visit.

“This is a chance to take a stand against right wing ideas on both sides of the Atlantic.”

The controversial US president is currently in the UK on a three day state visit.

On Monday he met with The Queen and other members of the Royal family.

A protest against the US president in January 2017, also in Dalton Square, attracted around 150 people.