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To: Prime Minister Theresa May

Trump not welcome at D-Day event In Portsmouth.

Trump not welcome at D-Day event In Portsmouth.

We say Trump is not welcome and his invitation to the D-Day commemorations should be cancelled.

Why is this important?

The invitation to Donald Trump for the D-Day commemorations is completely unacceptable. The D-Day commemorations are about the human sacrifice made in the struggle against fascism.

Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate to receive the backing of the Ku Klux Klan. When Nazis chanted "Jews will not replace us" in Charlottesville, he described people demonstrating on both sides as "very fine people". He failed to distinguish between fascists and anti-fascists on the very same weekend that Heather Heyer was mown down in a car and murdered by a Nazi.

Trump has retweeted posts by "Britain first" (the fascist grouping along with the EDL and BNP that have been banned from Facebook). Far from being a unifying figure, Trump's presidency has promoted bigotry.

There are so many other reasons why his presence here is not conducive to the public good. His general racism, his boasting about grabbing women's genitals, because he thinks you're entitled to do it if you're privileged. His appalling misogyny, his transphobia, and hostility to the LGBT community and his general philistinism.

It is an insult to all those who died fighting fascism that Trump, who has done so much to encourage fascists and the far right, has been invited to the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth

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Reasons for signing

  • 33o CENSORSHIP ALERT ! ! TO SEE THE CAMPAIGN REMOVED FROM THIS SITE PLEASE VISIT https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/government-surveillance-enough-is-enough/launch
  • He is very bad news for the people of the world and the planet. He is part of the cohort of industrialists and the extraction industries who will not admit that our planet is in crisis. If they did admit their responsibility to their part in the changes they would have to loose their profits. They would rather be rich men who can live anywhere and watch as climate changes the world. We have to be vigilant and watch and oppose the rise of their terror speak of hate and misinformation.
  • It's not just D-Day he should not be coming here at all,our country needs to get some guts like all the men that fought for a us Amen

Updates

2019-06-01 14:34:15 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2019-05-31 19:45:40 +0100

Details of our D-Day protest on the 5th.
https://www.facebook.com/events/811920972511865/

2019-05-27 21:23:31 +0100

My latest blog about Trump's unsuitability for D-Day event.

https://togetheragainsttrump.blogspot.com/2019/05/trump-is-not-fit-person-to-be-at-d-day.html?fbclid=IwAR2_1i69bj7-HXwVjdqV-pae-NjcW5HCMLmnFQUzcRqn4qjhSOkM750xepE

2019-05-22 17:46:37 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2019-05-22 15:22:49 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-05-22 14:40:07 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-05-21 18:14:58 +0100

https://www.facebook.com/events/399402677319397/

2019-05-21 17:32:25 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-21 15:07:35 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-05-21 10:21:21 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-05-18 12:30:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-05-16 18:17:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-05-16 01:19:56 +0100

10 signatures reached