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Thursday 20th
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

HUNDREDS were expected to protest at the US embassy yesterday evening as organisers warned of a “very dangerous global situation” developing as Donald Trump’s row with North Korea escalates.

The demonstration, organised by Stop the War and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, has been called to stop Mr Trump’s “nuclear war drive.”

And they demanded that the British government distances itself from the US president’s “nuclear ambitions.”

CND general secretary Kate Hudson warned “it hasn’t quite sunk in … just how close to nuclear war we might be” as Mr Trump continues to threaten North Korea.

A Stop the War spokesperson said: “Donald Trump’s belligerent statements and provocative actions have created a frightening stand-off with nuclear-armed North Korea.

“This, combined with missile attacks on Syria and the use of a weapon of mass destruction (the mega-bomb) in Afghanistan, signals a sharp turn to intervention which is ratcheting up tension around the world.”

And Ms Hudson warned: “Donald Trump said the North Korea issue ‘will be taken care of’ and has sent an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula as an indication of his intentions.

She accused Mr Trump of violating international law, adding: “Civil society is mobilising to demand a de-escalation of this crisis because the consequences of a war don’t bear thinking about.

“It’s absolutely critical that the British government distances itself from Donald Trump’s nuclear ambitions.”