Coventry joins worldwide protests against Trump inauguration
A protest was held in Coventry tonight as part of international demonstrations against the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Thousands of protest events are taking place around the world, including many in the United States itself. Working class people are standing together in solidarity against the agenda of Trump which seeks to divide ordinary people.
Earlier in the day Socialist Students at Warwick University initiated a protest as part of joint action between Socialist Students in the UK and USA, along with our comrades of the Sindicato de Estudiates (Students Union) in Spain and CEDEP (Committee for the Defence of Public Education) in Mexico.
Speakers from UNISON, NUT, Coventry TUC, Momentum and the Socialist Party all spoke in support of the growing global movement against Trump. Socialists also outlined how the record of Obama and the Democrats in office helped pave the way for a Trump victory whilst pointing out that Hillary Clinton was the favoured candidate of Wall Street and the 1 per cent.
We need to fight not only Trump but the system that created him. The way to beat Trump and his ilk is through socialist policies that can challenge the rule of the capitalist system that sees 8 people own as much wealth as half the world’s population.
Solidarity from Coventry to all those joining the movement against Trump and capitalism!