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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters March on London
Angry demonstrators pack Trafalgar Square during the visit of the presidents; Benjamin Hall reports from the scene.
LONDON – thousands of people took to the streets of the British capital on Friday to protest against President of the Trump the three-day visit to the country-was only tried as a trump card, the smooth over relations with the Prime Minister, Theresa May, after an interview in which he criticised their approach to Leakage.
Trump avoided the centre of London, instead of the visit to the Sandhurst Military Academy. ‘ s residence in Chequers, where the couple held a press conference But that doesn’t deter protesters, who marched through the streets in the thousands, in spite of everything, what was inexcusable hot British summer day.
As the afternoon dragged on, tensions flared and the scene, sometimes violent. When a group of pro-trump against protesters staged a show of support outside a pub, and soon they were surrounded by police and hundreds of anti-Trumpers, and some threw bottles.
An apparent trump card-trailer was taken after an anti-Trump protesters through the barrier broke.
A balloon, the ‘baby ‘ Trump’ floats on the streets of London to protest the visit of the US President.
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Elsewhere, protesters are known to have marched peacefully, but their indignation against Trump. Eloise Todd, CEO of Best for the UK, said she was motivated both by Trump and by their opposition to great Britain in 2016, the Brexit referendum to leave the European Union.
“Trump’s people together on so many issues. It’s about respect for women, respect for minorities, and it is want to be the kind of country we are, and this refers to the Brexit fight,” she said.
‘He has not a good feature, I can’t even think.’
– Christine, Protest Trump in London
They also warned that Britain must choose between a stay in the heart of Europe, or “we open up to Donald Trump, we know, very open and wants to get his hands on our [health care system], a kind of open trade that would allow the us to very different types of imports, such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef, all of these things that we resist in the moment.”
Christine, who don’t want to give her last name, but said she was an American, lived in the UK for 40 years, held a stick with a trump head, sucking on a pacifier. She was as stunned by a question, what was it about Trump contrast.
“Are you serious? How about dividing the nation? All Nations,” she said. “He is not a good feature, I can’t even think.”
Thousands protested against President Trump’s London visit on Friday.
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“Get another job,” she shouted after the brief interview with Fox News.
Georgia and India, in Humphrey, sisters from Southampton, had travelled to London for the day and planning to participate in two rallies. They held a sign that showed a at the rear end of a Trump emit-shaped cloud.
“Basically, we are just really pissed that Trump is here, and we wanted to show, even in a small way, he will stand up for our values,” Georgia said.
There were signs of some pro-Trump-the mood in the capital, the clashes with anti-Trump protesters, such as the one in front of the pub.
On Friday, the taxi driver, was booed as he went, shook his fist and shouted: “Donald Trump, Donald Trump.” A group of builders who had ceased to be a cigarette in the vicinity of the March route were to be seen, shaking their heads and turning the page from the protesters.
President Trump avoided central London, and scenes like this, at the time of his UK visit.
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“The people must Trump let it be known that he is welcome, and these people do not represent the majority in this country,” Tom is an Englishman, from Manchester, said.
A pro-Trump-rally is planned for Saturday.
At the heart of the anti-Trump protest was a balloon, the Trump like a baby. While it was much hyped as something that would be big enough to fly over the Parliament and the visible, it was more than a little disappointment among some, as you observed a balloon that was struggling to hover more than a few meters above the protesters.
Daniel, a student from Alabama, seemed to be underwhelmed by the balloon.
“I thought it was like a larger, balloon-type-thing, but Yes, it is a bit smaller,” he said.
The protests add to what is already a difficult visit for both trump and Theresa may. Trump had roiled diplomatic norms in an interview with The Sun, where he criticized, who is clinging to power after the resignations of two top Cabinet officials-about their concept, the UK’s EU-exit.
“I think it would be very different. I told actually, Theresa May, how they do it, but they did not agree, you wouldn’t listen to me,” he said, before he said the negotiations had gone on “too long.”
Trump is stung, you Can even further by continuing to praise Boris Johnson — the former foreign Minister resigned this week over the approach Can Escape. Trump has not excluded that in conversation with Johnson, while he said in the UK, and in his interview, that Johnson could have a future as a market leader.
“Well, I’m not pitting one against the other,” he said. “I’m just saying that he would be a great Prime Minister. I think he has what it takes.”
At the press conference on Friday, Trump denied Can criticize and hopped up, their relationship as “the highest level of the particular.” He also said that may was a “very smart, very tough, very capable person.”
Both leaders committed to work together towards the trading-appearing patch up any dispute about the interview.
“I would rather said have you as my friend than my enemy,” Trump.
“And we are friends, Mr. President”, Can quickly respond.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.