Paris to witness huge protest against Donald Trump on Saturday

Parisians to march through French capital on Saturday in demonstration against Donald Trump

Paris Against Trump gathering (Credit: Paris Against Trump Facebook page)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Protesters are set to take to the streets of Paris to protest Donald Trump's election as president of the United States of America. 

On Saturday, protesters will gather around the Ecole Militaire at 1pm. From 2pm, they will move to the Esplanade Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement of the city. 

The protest is organised by the Facebook group Paris Against Trump, whose organisers have told thelocal.fr "citizens everywhere must unite to stand up against [Mr Trump's] discourse of hate and xenophobia, his fear-mongering, and the dangerous policies he plans to enact.

"Given the influence and powerful position of the United States on the world's geopolitical stage, Trump is a threat not only to people in the US but to people throughout the world.

"Trump's victory serves as encouragement to dangerous demagogues everywhere. This is why we are calling on Americans, Parisians and citizens from all countries to join this protest."

Mr Trump's election has sparked nationwide protests across America, with several videos uploaded to social media of the violent demonstrations since his shock election victory last week.

The Republican billionaire received heavy criticism for his perceived sexism and racism during the election campaign, notably his promise to build a wall with Mexico. He was also excoriated over a video in which he was heard to boast about groping women and dragged into an war of words with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.