Building Bridges in Bruton

Building Bridges in Bruton

On Friday the 20th January, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, residents of Somerset and beyond gathered on the Packhorse Bridge in Bruton.

The reasons for coming together were diverse but the simple message was one of hope: Let us build Bridges not Walls.

We came to express their concerns about the recent events in American politics. Many of us came to show support for remaining in the European Union, or the importance of protecting our planet. Some came to support minority groups, such as refugees, or to show the need to reduce conflict and division in the world. What is clear is that we all came together to send a message of solidarity, cooperation, peace and hope around the globe. We are all citizens of the same planet and need to work together for both present and future generations.

Our message to the American people (the majority did not vote for Donald Trump) is that you are not alone.

Many thanks to those who braved the cold to join us. Thanks to our photographer. Thanks to those that sent us messages of support but were unable to attend. A massive thanks to Bridges not Walls for their support (take a look at their website to see many inspiring bridges throughout the UK).

There are many events that are happening throughout this weekend including the Women’s March in London and many throughout the globe. There is Hope.


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