Statue of Liberty protests in Belfast to mark Trump's first 100 days in office

Trump protest in Belfast
Trump protest in Belfast

The Statue of Liberty has this morning protested outside the US Consulate General in Belfast to mark US President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Amnesty International activist Jenny Pollock dressed as the famous New York landmark took part in the protest to draw attention to a host of human rights concerns during President Trump’s first three months in office.

Trump protest in Belfast

Trump protest in Belfast

During the protest Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty’s Northern Ireland programme director, was expected to hand deliver a letter addressed to the US Consul General Daniel Lawton outlining 100 ways in which President Trump has threatened human rights in his first 100 days in office.

Patrick Corrigan said: “In the space of just 100 days, time and time again President Trump has threatened and undermined human rights in the United States and around the world.

“The Statue of Liberty stands for American values of freedom and an age-old willingness to shelter people uprooted through war and persecution.

“We continue to stand for those values, even while President Trump has shown that he cares little for what this great symbol of America represents.”