Protests Erupt against Trump’s Transgender Ban in US Army


Washington (July 27, 2017): US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the US military has been blasted as “un-American” as protests in support of LGBTQ rights erupted around the country.

The US President sparked outrage when he published a surprise Twitter announcement saying that transgender people could not work in the military.

Demonstrators flocked to US army bases protesting the ban and politicians from around the world condemned his comments.

The protesters said that Trump should “never be throwing entire groups of Americans under the bus and saying they’re less than other people”.

“That is un-American, and a goddamned disgrace.”

The US President, who is increasingly relies on Twitter to make high-profile announcements, posted the string of tweets on Wednesday.

He wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to  serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

The shock ban sparked a swarm of protesters who congregated at a military recruiting station in New York City and a plaza named after a San Francisco gay rights.

Those gathered around the US Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square bore signs saying “Resist!”.

Demonstrators gathered later in San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza waved pink and blue flags, held signs reading “Trans lives are not a burden” and chanted “Stand up! Fight back!”

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