Bridges Not Walls Trump protest banner unveiled over Hackney’s Regent’s Canal
PUBLISHED: 14:01 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 19:21 20 January 2017
Banners bearing messages of “solidarity and common humanity” that were made at Mare Street’s Five Points brewery warehouse have been dropped from all 10 major bridges across the Thames to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The stunt is part of the international Bridges Not Walls grassroots campaign – a reference to Trump’s pledge to build a border wall separating America from Mexico.
And a group of Shrubland Road neighbours were joined by Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville this morning as they unveiled their banner closer to home on the bridge crossing the Regent’s Canal in Queensland Road.
Marloes Nicholls told the Gazette: “It was very heartwarming – lots of cars beeped in solidarity, and lots of children walked by on their way to school.”
The Thames banners were all made by a 100-strong volunteer army in Five Points Brewing Company’s warehouse over the weekend.