‘Don’t mourn, organise’: Details of Scotland-wide protests against #MuslimBan


Major towns and cities plan rallies tonight as part of global protest movement 

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S BAN on Syrian refugees and citizens and duel citizens from seven Muslim nations has caused protest, outrage, and a backlash across the globe. 

The executive order, which came into force over the weekend, has led to the anti-racism movement in Scotland calling rallies across the country’s major cities. 

The events follow direct action and taxi cab strikes at United States airports over the draconian measures, which target nations and spurious security groups. 

Organisers ‘Scotland Against Trump’ state its events are “in solidarity with US protests against the racist and xenophobic ban on Muslims announced by Trump”, adding that the gathering will highlight support for refugee rights, and opposition to a planned state visit of Trump to the UK later this year.

The seven countries from which dual nationals and refugees are restricted from entering the US are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia – despite there being zero attacks on US soil linked to nationals from these countries. 


Time: 6pm today
Location: The Mound, pedestrianised area by National Gallery 
Organisers: Scotland Against Trump 
Event page 

Future Edinburgh protest

Time: 12.30pm, 11th February
Location: Edinburgh North & Leith Conservative Association 
Organisers: Scotland Against Trump Edinburgh protest 
Event page 


Time: 6pm today
Location: Dundee City Square 
Organisers:  Scotland against Trump Dundee protest 
Event page 

Glasgow (1)

Time: 5pm today
Location: Donald Dewar Statue, Buchanan Street
Organisers: Stand up to Racism Glasgow 
Event page 

Glasgow (2) 

Time: 6pm today
Location: George Square
Organisers: Hali Ameziane Campbell 
Event page 

St. Andrews 

Time: 7pm today
Location: St Andrews Student Union 
Organisers: St Andrews Socialist Society 
Event page 


Time planned: 18:00, 30 Jan 
Location: Castlegate Aberdeen 
Organisers: Fiona-Jayne Massie 
Event page 

Picture courtesy of Scotland Against Trump

Check out what people are saying about how important CommonSpace is. Pledge your support today.