trump protest toronto

Thousands protest Trump and Islamophobia on Toronto streets

Thousands took to Toronto streets to protest Donald Trump today. Organized under the hashtag #NoMuslimBanTO, demonstrators returned to the US Consulate for the second time in a week to voice their displeasure with Trump's immigration ban.

The protest coincided with the suspension of the travel ban in the US after a federal judge successfully blocked Trump's executive order, but that took little away from the vigour with which those who assembled railed against Islamaphobia and white supremacy.

Unlike the protest earlier this week, today's large group covered more territory, marching down University Avenue and eventually over to Yonge-Dundas Square. It was a peaceful event, with no reports of altercations between police and demonstrators.

Update (6:30 p.m.): One man was detained by police for acting aggressively toward protestors, though he was released after the demonstration wrapped up.

Here's what it looked like in downtown Toronto today.

Lead photo by

Louis Molnar


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

This is how people are helping thousands of feral cats in Toronto

East Point Park is one of the largest natural wonders along Toronto's waterfront

This Toronto man helps people with extreme hoarding clean up their homes

There's a volunteer group in Toronto that will remove fences from yards for free

Toronto woman creates winter survival kits for people experiencing homelessness

Toronto obsessed with black and white squirrel that's more rare than the Bellwoods ones

This creek-side trail is the lesser-known route near the East Don Parkland in Toronto

Downtown Toronto just got a breathtaking new community centre and education campus