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Protesting Trump's planned state visit in Harrogate - photo Iain Dalton

Protesting Trump’s planned state visit in Harrogate – photo Iain Dalton

Harrogate protest against Trump may have been organised by a veteran peace activist, but it was young people who dominated the event on Thursday night.

Harrogate Socialist Party

Not only were they the loudest voices on the short march along Parliament Street, but several school students spoke before the march expressing their opposition to Trump’s racist, sexist and LGBTphobic agenda.

Socialist Party & Socialist Students placards at protest against Trump's planned state visit in Harrogate - photo Iain Dalton

Socialist Party & Socialist Students placards at protest against Trump’s planned state visit in Harrogate – photo Iain Dalton

Iain Dalton, spoke at the demo on behalf of the Socialist Party, highlighting that Teresa May thought that linking up with Trump would strengthen her, but it could turn out to be her achilles heel.

Iain called for further protests on 20th February when the now around 2 million string petition calling for a cancellation of Trump’s state visit is debated in parliament.

But he also called for students to organise and walkout out on ‘Day X’ (the day of Trump’s visit) if it went ahead. Many students came up to both Iain and our stall at the event expressing their agreement and pledging to join the walkout.

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