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Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

Campaigners concerned by the rise of the far right after Donald Trump's election as US president have unfurled banners from Thames bridges in central London.

Southwark Bridge
Southwark Bridge
Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges
Blackfriars Bridge

The 'Bridges not Walls' stunt took place during Friday morning's rush hour, in the run-up to the inauguration of President Trump in Washington DC.

Spokeswoman Nona Hurkmans said: "On Trump's inauguration day we're taking action to show our support for groups under attack here in the UK, across Europe and in the USA and to reject the rise of a dangerous and divisive far right politics.

"We won't let the politics of hate peddled by the likes of Donald Trump take hold. What happens next is up to us and by standing together we can show that the rhetoric of fear and hate have no place in our society."

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