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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

Mayor Glanville joins a banner drop at the bridge in Queensbridge Road where it meets the Regent’s Canal, to say “Bridges Not Walls” in response to Trump’s inauguration

Mayor Glanville joins a banner drop at the bridge in Queensbridge Road where it meets the Regent’s Canal, to say “Bridges Not Walls” in response to Trump’s inauguration

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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.

One of the banners made at Five Points' Mare Street warehouse is unfurled at Tower Bridge. Picture: Matt Alexander/PA Wire/PA ImagesOne of the banners made at Five Points' Mare Street warehouse is unfurled at Tower Bridge. Picture: Matt Alexander/PA Wire/PA Images

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.


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