Saturday 14 July 2018

Trump UK Visit: '100,000' Take To London's Streets In Astonishing Show Of Opposition Against President Trump Visit

Jeremy Corbyn joins 250,000 anti-Trump protestors as they take over central London
Protesters have taken over central London as more than 100,000 people have taken to the streets to demonstrate against Donald Trump's visit to the UK. Police are urging the public to stay away from Trafalgar Square after tweeting the area is almost at full-capacity). Scuffles broke out near Whitehall as tempers flared between campaigners and pro-Trump supporters.

There were many familiar faces among the crowds including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who used the opportunity to deliver a speech to the tens of thousands. 

The Labour leader told crowds that the PM should not have 'rolled out the red carpet' for the US president after his treatment of immigrants and jibes about the NHS and crime levels.

But Tory MPs pointed out that Mr Corbyn previously invited IRA activists to Parliament in the aftermath of the Brighton Bombing and has praised extremist group Hamas.
Jeremy Corbyn addresses crowds in Trafalgar Square as the anti-Trump protest across central London reaches fever point

 In a chaotic speech to the crowds, Mr Corbyn said 'the message that goes out here in London and around the country, our message to our visitor is that we are united in our hope for a world united by justice, not division'. 

Celebrities also didn't pass up the opportunity to get involved with Stephen Fry and James Bond actress Samantha Bond spotted at the event. 

Singer and vocal Trump critic Lily Allen was expected to turn up. She tweeted: 'These helicopters are oppressive', hinting she may be somewhere within the crowds. 

The marchers banged out a wall of noise as they headed from London's west end to Parliament Square in a loud carnival atmosphere of drumming and cheering.  

They started outside the BBC's headquarters at the top of Regent Street before marching down Regent's Street and filling Trafalgar Square. 

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Trump said he felt 'unwelcome' in the capital and said the blimp made in his likeness was to blame.  

Thousands of protesters brandish placards in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

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