Protesters gather in the South against Trump's inauguration

Demonstrations are taking place across the region against Donald Trump's inauguration as US President. Protestors are taking to the streets of Southampton, Portsmouth, Reading and Oxford.

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Trump becomes the 45th president as Oxford calls for peace

Encouraging peace Credit: JACK FM Oxford

Trump is the 45th president of the United States. He tweeted; "It all begins today."

Bridges not Walls protest group gathered around the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford today in a demonstration for peace not hatred.

The group built a wall of boxes, to mimic the wall Trump suggested he would build, and toppled it down to cheers from the crowd.

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Demonstrators gather against Trump in Oxford

Oxford Says; Bridges not Walls Credit: Tim Helweg-Larson

A group of peaceful protesters have gathered under the Bridge of Sighs in Oxford to demonstrate ahead of Donald Trumps inauguration.

Oxford Says; Bridges not Walls dropped its banner over the historical bridge at 830am this morning.

They are one of many protest groups around the country that hope to send a message.

More are expected to join them at 1pm at Radcliffe Square, to build and topple a cardboard wall and to celebrate the diverse communities of Oxford.

Credit: Tim Helweg-Larson

"This protest gives us a chance to really stand-up to the far right. We don't want anyone to be at risk of oppression. We hope to bring community groups together."

– Organiser Lily Gilder
Credit: Tim Helweg-Larson
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