23 January 2017
On Friday 20th January at 1.00 pm, on the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States, a group of local Green Party members hung a banner 'Build Bridges Not Walls' from Worcester Bridge, as a sign of the rejection of the values of hate and division that he promotes.
Marjory Bisset, chair of the Worcester Green Party, said: "Trump's election was a shock to people across the world, including here in Worcester.
"In the past year we have seen hate crime rising and communities divided as the far right has grown. Worcester Green Party will always take a stand for compassion and equality."
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the party, said: "The Green Party will always fight the politics of hate, which is why we're really proud to be part of Bridges Not Walls.
"For millions around the world, the election of Trump was a moment of true despair.
"And here in the UK, we've seen similar forces of division unleashed by a horrific, hateful EU referendum campaign.
"That's why we're joining people across the UK to mark the beginning of Trump's presidency with both resistance and optimism.
"We're determined to make 2017 a year of hope – of building bridges instead of walls."
Worcester got plenty of attention – two other groups also hung banners.
Green Party Meetings
Come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire. Our next meeting starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th January in the upstairs room at The Cricketers on Angel Street. It would be great to see some new people.
For more information, contact Louis via email or telephone 01905 359 509.