Thousands are expected to protest the Muslim ban tomorrow (Picture: Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/REX/Shutterstock)
Emergency protests will be held in the UK tomorrow in opposition to Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim ban.
A demonstration, organised by journalist Owen Jones, will take place outside Downing Street with calls for similar displays of solidarity to be echoed across the country.
The action is being held in opposition to the ban which prevents people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Anger against Trump has grown over the weekend after he signed an executive order preventing citizens from a number of countries from entering the US.
The ban could affect a number of Britons, including Olympic champion Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia, and called the development ‘deeply troubling’.
The ban has seen fierce protests in the United States (Picture: Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/REX/Shutterstock)
Sir Mo, whose family live in Oregon, is currently training in Ethiopia and his team are unsure how, and if, he will be affected by the travel ban.
More than 10,000 people have said they will attend the London protest tomorrow, with many more expressing an interest in going.
In a Facebook group promoting the event, Jones said that more details would be made available tomorrow.
He wrote: ‘There are moments of terrible injustice throughout history where we look back and rightly ask – what did people do?
‘Future generations will look back at the targeting of Muslims – as we look back at the targeting of Jews – with disgust, horror and shame. If we do not speak out, we are complicit.’
The government has been criticised for its response to the ban (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Under Trump’s policy all Syrian refugees are banned from travelling to the country indefinitely, while others from have been banned for 90 days.
Theresa May was heavily criticised for failing to outright condemn the ban, with Downing Street issuing a statement last night saying she ‘does not agree’ with it.
She ordered the Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary today to ask their US counterparts for more details on the ban.
A separate protest, organised by several organisations including bodies including Stand Up to Racism and the Muslim Council of Britain, is planned for February 4 at the US Embassy.
The Downing Street protest will begin at 6pm.