Donald Trump, protests against him, in Britain

This 31 May 2019 video from Britain says about itself:

Royal Az – How to protest Donald Trump’s State Visit including baby blimp and march routes

Donald Trump is set to be met with mass protests when he returns to the UK for his long-awaited State Visit. Mr Trump will spend three days in the UK on a trip that includes lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mr Trump‘s schedule for Tuesday includes a business breakfast at St James’s Palace with Mrs May and senior business leaders from the US and UK. He will then visit Downing Street, before hosting a dinner at the residence of the US ambassador when he will be joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

During the president’s visit to the UK last July, an estimated 250,000 people protested on the streets of central London. This year the iconic baby blimp is set to make an appearance and protest props will also include a 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet.

Facebook event pages promoting separate protest marches have already drawn interest from tens of thousands of people. Will there be any protests against Donald Trump’s state visit? Yes. Lots.

When will the protests take place and what route will they take?

Tuesday 4 June: The main anti-Trump protest, organised by Together Against Trump and Stand up to Trump, will take place in London on Tuesday 4 June from 11am. Activists will be meeting at Trafalgar Square but the exact route will depend on the President’s itinerary.

The event, coordinated by 16 groups and individuals including Momentum and the Stop the War Coalition, said: “Donald Trump is coming to Britain for a state visit. Let’s show him what we think of his divisive, hateful policies.”

The event, which has 7,700 people listed as attending and a further 33,000 as interested, says the march will begin in Trafalgar Square at 11am on Tuesday to “declare a Trump-free zone” before “marching to wherever he is”.

The event description says: “We will be taking to the streets opposing Trump ‘s racism, themed areas will feature throughout the protest with climate justice, migrants’ rights, anti-racism, women’s rights, LGBT rights, anti-war and trade union rights, and many more.”

The CND, who are supporting the protest, will be holding placards with the message “Stop Trump’s nuclear arms race” and “No nuclear war.”

Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship has made the world a more dangerous place.

“When he’s not threatening nuclear war, he’s tearing up treaties that help prevent it. The military build-up in the Middle East suggests that US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year was, in effect, a declaration of war.”

Monday 3 June: Other smaller protests are planned around the UK on Monday 3 June. In Liverpool Stand up to Racism Liverpool and Liverpool TransPride have organised a protest which will take place on June 3 from 6pm to 10pm meeting outside St George’s Hall. In London, there will be a protest outside Buckingham Palace to try and disrupt the president’s banquet.

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