According to the Facebook event, the protest was against Trump’s executive order on immigration, also known as Muslim Ban, and the support it’s receiving from British government lead by May. Protesters also joined the request to prevent Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom. At the time this video is published, the official petition to UK Parliament gathered over 1.8 million signatures.
Today’s protest in London was organised by many organisations including Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Engagement and Development, the Muslim Council of Britain, CND, Friends of Al-Aqsa, The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Help Refugees Worldwide. Organisation announced an estimated turnout of 40,000 people.
A second protest took place around the same time and location where attendants demanded to “give the people the final say!” Members of the organisations Britain for Europe and Students for the EU lead this second public demonstration requesting the Parliament to not trick the Article 50 that would activate the process of United Kingdom leaving the European Union, commonly known as ‘Brexit‘.
This video is part of the experiment on mobile journalism (or ‘mojo’) I’m doing this year, see also the video from Women’s March on London, a Snapchat story from Chinese New Year in Chinatown and subscribe to my playlist for more videos coming soon. The video was filmed with a Huawei P9 smartphone and edited with FilmoraGo (Android).