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UK: ‘President Trump can't silence me’ - Sadiq Khan at protest screening of Iranian film in London02:27

UK: ‘President Trump can't silence me’ - Sadiq Khan at protest screening of Iranian film in London

United Kingdom, London
February 26, 2017 at 20:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

London Mayor Sadiq Khan addressed a crowd of around 5,000 people in Trafalgar Square in Central London on Sunday evening ahead of a free public screening of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s oscar-nominated film The Salesman.

The event was held in protest at US President Donald Trumps policies on immigration. Khan made an opening speech in which he said "President Trump can't silence me" and urged Londoners to “stand in solidarity with Asghar Farhadi” who is boycotting Sunday evening's Oscars.

The mayor went on to iterate his belief in inclusive politics, stating “At a time when people are trying to divide communities, we should unite communities, and you know what? As politicians, at a time when people try and motivate people by using fear I will always use hope.”

The event also included a video message from Farhadi, as well as a speech from British model and actress Lily Cole.

The Salesman is nominated for best foreign language film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

UK: ‘President Trump can't silence me’ - Sadiq Khan at protest screening of Iranian film in London02:27
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan addressed a crowd of around 5,000 people in Trafalgar Square in Central London on Sunday evening ahead of a free public screening of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s oscar-nominated film The Salesman.

The event was held in protest at US President Donald Trumps policies on immigration. Khan made an opening speech in which he said "President Trump can't silence me" and urged Londoners to “stand in solidarity with Asghar Farhadi” who is boycotting Sunday evening's Oscars.

The mayor went on to iterate his belief in inclusive politics, stating “At a time when people are trying to divide communities, we should unite communities, and you know what? As politicians, at a time when people try and motivate people by using fear I will always use hope.”

The event also included a video message from Farhadi, as well as a speech from British model and actress Lily Cole.

The Salesman is nominated for best foreign language film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

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