'Emergency' anti-Trump protest in Leeds tonight

Protesters are to hold a public demonstration against Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Leeds Stand Up to Racism and Leeds Momentum have organised the gathering at 5.30pm tonight (Monday) in Dortmund Square.

A statement on the event's Facebook page reads: 'As Donald Trump announces restrictions on Muslims and Theresa May holds his hand we are gathering to say #neveragain #noMuslimban. Standing up to their racism and Islamophobia is crucial - join us in Dortmund Square Monday to add our voices to the worldwide outrage at this disgusting racist ideology.'

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The group are objecting to restrictions Trump has placed on citizens of several countries with a history of terrorism from entering the US, and to his upcoming state visit to the UK.

Organisers say all are welcome to attend the demonstration.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware that there are a number of people wanting to express their views. These people are wishing to do so peacefully and we will enable them to do so.”