A DEMONSTRATION was held at Aberystwyth Bandstand last night to protest against President Donald Trump’s ban on citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries entering the USA and against his planned visit to the UK.
The Cambrian News reported “The protest was one of many around the UK which came after Mr Trump’s executive order halted the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely banned Syrian refugees, and suspended all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The president said he was acting to defend US citizens from a terrorist attack such as those seen in Europe.
Protesters, many with large banners and placards, a gathered at the bandstand, where speakers voiced their opinions on the president’s actions and why he should not be welcome in the UK.
During the previous 24 hours, Ceredigion residents contributed 2,277 of 1,584,418 signatures to the online Gov.uk petition calling for Mr Trump to be prevented from making a state visit to the UK.
Labour AM Eluned Morgan said: “President Trump’s shameful and cruel executive order against refugees and Muslims has shocked and appalled people around the globe. Whilst every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, Trump’s actions go against the very values of freedom and tolerance for which the US is renowned” here.