A protest is planned on the steps of the Council House in Derby tonight to fight what has been dubbed Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’.
The demonstration at 5.30pm has been organised by the Derby branch of national group Stand Up to Racism and the event is being shared on Facebook.
Already around 90 people have said they will go.
A spokesman for the group said: “Across the country people are joining in protests to express their disgust at Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants. It is important that we show our solidarity with those victimised by Trump’s racism in America but we must also put pressure on our Government to reject these ideas and refuse to endorse Trump’s policies.
“Our protest and those across the country will send a message to Downing Street as well as the White House. Join us to say no to racism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. Refugees and migrants are welcome here.”
Last Friday US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning visitors to the US from seven mainly Muslim countries – they are Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. But the order doesn’t include some other mostly Muslim countries like Bangladesh.
The Derby Telegraph has contacted Stand Up to Racism to find out more and will be covering the protest this afternoon.