ANTI-RACIST protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London to demonstrate against Donald Trump.Activists have accused the President-elect of running “the most racist election campaign in generations”.
They called the protest after the real estate mogul, who pulled off a shock victory against Hillary Clinton, proposed a ban on all Muslims entering America.
The campaigners gathered at 6pm outside the building in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, in response to what they call a long history of “racist outbursts”, and attacked his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
While some placards showed Trump dressed as a Nazi, featuring a Hitler moustache, others brandished signs which read ‘No To Racism. No To Trump.”
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Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: “Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book – he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards – to mobilise a vote for him.
“The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.
“We call on anti-racists and all progressives to join us tonight outside the US Embassy.”
The group wrote on their Facebook page organising the event: “He has said ‘laziness is a trait in blacks’, described Mexican immigrants as ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’, and condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter activist at one of his rallies.
“He has also said women should be “punished” for having abortions, and chillingly sought to downplay the severity of sexual violence, dismissing boasts of sexually assaulting women as ‘locker room talk.”
It comes after violence erupted across America after the result was confirmed – including outside the White House.
Mr Trump seemed to play down the divisive elements of his campaign in his victory speech, promising to be a US President “for all Americans”.
He said it was “time for America to bind the wounds of division”.
In an impassioned speech that continued his theme of reaching out to disillusioned Americans, Trump told a packed-out crowd in Manhattan: “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer”.
He added: “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important for me”.