All posts tagged: trump

PHOTO ESSAY: LONDON’S DEMONSTRATIONS – Trump’s Visit

1.     What did you feel when you were at the demonstrations? I think I should start by saying that I was not actually planning on going to the demonstration. I guess I was not really sure if I wanted to be somewhere with so many people. So instead, my friends and I went to the Portrait Gallery before the demonstration had started. However, when we went outside and everything had already began, I immediately took my camera out. I was captivated by how the resistance against Trump’s ideas was being shown in such a hopeful way. Although Trafalgar Square was as crowded as I had ever seen it, it definitely felt familiar and safe. 2.     How do you think the demonstration affected the people that were there? I would say it was more optimistic and hopeful than negative. However, I did see some banners that showed anger and sadness. I think those reminded everyone that although we may sometimes end up just making jokes and funny signs about Trump, we should not forget the damage he has …

GENDER EQUALITY – WOMEN’S MARCH ON LONDON

I’m upset angry! I’m so angry that this was a protest I had to attend in 2017. I’m angry that a sexism, racism and discrimination are still a thing that exists. Yet I’m so happy that I went to the Women’s March on London Protest, it was the most empowering experience in my life so far. It was my first protest that I attended and I was overwhelmed with emotion, as for the first time in my life I didn’t feel completely powerless. An estimate of 100,000 activists came out to march together today – and that’s just in London, similar protests took place in other major cities like New York and Paris. Today taught me that yes, it will be hard to change the world by yourself, but if everyone comes together it is definitely not impossible. I am so glad that so many people see the problem and are willing to fight against it, that they don’t just sit back and feel hopeless. During the protest, I was surrounded by people of all …