A group of protesters from Preston will join tens of thousands of activists to march against Donald Trump’s visit to London.
Nadeem Ashfaq of the Light Foundation is heading down to the demonstration tomorrow to stand against the US president’s policies on immigration.
He and five others will join a group travelling to the capital from Manchester leaving at 7.30am and getting back in the early hours of Saturday, July 14.
Nadeem said: “I’m going with a few friends from an organisation called Global Justice Now.
“I have invited people from Preston and there are five of us going, all from different religious communities and backgrounds.
“This is being seen as a carnival of resistance so people are not going to be screaming and fighting.
“It’s going to be a visual protest, a peaceful protest by people who are against Donald Trump’s policies.
“Some of his policies are very divisive, not just for Muslims but for different communities.
“I have always been taught not to hate the person but to hate their actions and I don’t hate him but his actions are divisive.
“I do think he should be allowed to come into our country.
“If you say to Donald Trump you can’t come to our country what’s different between us and his policies?
“He needs to see 50,000 people protesting peacefully in London.”
On arriving in London Nadeem and his friends will assemble along with others for the Stop Trump Protest outside the BBC building in Portland Place at 2pm.
From there they will join thousands marching through Oxford Circus to Trafalgar Square.
A rally at the Square will be held between 5pm and 7pm.
Trump is expected to arrive in the UK this evening.
For details of how to join Friday’s protest see www.stoptrump.org.uk/events