18 Aug 2022

Anti-Trump artwork pops up around Derry in protest against the separation of children from parents on the US and Mexico border

Anti-Trump artwork has been popping up around Derry amid outrage at the American President's immigration policy of separating and detaining children in camps away from their parents at the border between Mexico and America. Images of crying, confused and terrified children being held in camps, caged in with wire caused a global outcry and protests that eventually led to American President, Donald Trump, signing an executive order ending the policy. Trump had originally defended the actions by saying: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally - which should happen - you have to take the children away." However, he made a U-turn yesterday under mounting pressure and when signing the order, Trump said he did it because he 'didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated'. However, those in Derry already made their point by pasting images of one of the crying children separated from their parents as the Mexican US border with a speech bubble asking - 'Am I a victim of American brutality?' while a cutout of another of the children was seen to answer with 'Yes'.

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