London mayor used Oscars to send Donald Trump a message
Sadiq Khan used the Oscars to send a powerful message to the US president following a clampdown on travel & immigration.
LONDON - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has used the Oscars to send a powerful message to Donald Trump following a clampdown on travel and immigration in America.
Khan hosted a free public viewing of The Salesman in Trafalgar Square, a film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who was banned from the US because of his nationality.
The premier of the Oscar-nominated movie was attended by thousands and saw Blur front man Damon Albarn play with musicians from a Syrian orchestra.
To recover from a microphone glitch, Khan told the crowd that Trump would not silence him.
“At a time when people want to have travel bans, we should talk about welcoming people. At a time when people want to build walls, we should build bridges.”
Anti-Trump protests have been held in London as government prepares to welcome him on a state visit.