The old man and I popped into Hull City Centre Monday evening to attend an event hastily organised by Momentum.
Kingston-upon-Hull is the UK City of Culture 2017 and is situated on the north bank of the River Humber in Yorkshire.
It was an anti Trump protest, Hull Demo Against Trump Muslim Ban, and it was a good-natured but rather chilly event. Still at least it was dry as we tend to say here in Yorkshire.
It was held from 5pm and around 200 people turned up. Not a bad turn out when you consider it was an "emergency demo."
Some people would have been unable to attend that early due to work commitments. Yes it was not a gang of layabouts gathering as one person allegedly said in a text message to the BBC.
Young and old, white and non-white, British and out-of-towners gathered to say no to Trump. We met in Victoria Square, a pedestrianised area with the Maritime museum, Ferens Art Gallery and the City Hall close by. The huge temporary Siemens wind turbine blade art installation towering above us.
There was even at least one dog; the one we encountered was called Henry, aged 18 and with dementia but he was a big sweetie unlike Trump.
Hull is by and large a 'white' town. That is not meant offensively but simply an observation. So it was good to see some ethnic diversity Monday. A couple of Trump supporters staged their own sort of protest and one was the son of an immigrant.
But it remained a peaceful protest.
Donald Trump has been President of the USA for just over a week and it was not been plain sailing.
Some of his executive orders were expected but that does not make them any better. And some are payback to those who supported his presidential campaign such as the gun lobby in the USA?
One speaker highlighted how Americans are far more likely to get run over by a vehicle than killed in a terrorist attack. Of course they are also more likely to get their brains blown out by a home-grown gun toting American.
With little time to organise Monday's event it was a few speakers, a bit of music and a bit of crowd shouting but it was an important event.
Staged in Hull, second only to London when it comes to WWII bomb damage, the message was say not to fascists and fascism.
And with elections in many European countries in 2017 it is an important message.
As they say the writing is on the wall.
The star of the night was a young lad who opted to dance on the steps of Victoria Square; he was probably aged around 5 or six more or less.
So enough of my drivel and onto some images of the event.
The images were taken on my old camera. As usual I had left my specs at home so could not see to alter flash etc. So the images will not win any prizes but will give a glimpse of the event.
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