Trump starts the UK leg in the midst of scattered protests, the Brexit divisions

Demonstrators gather outside 10 Downing Street

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LONDON – the President of Trump began his three-day visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday amid scattered protests and a government deeply of the exit from the European Union split in the United Kingdom.

Fly into the capital of Brussels, Trump traveled to Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador residence in the capital city, where the trump card of staying Thursday night with the first lady, Melania Trump.

There, around 30 demonstrators had gathered, where they hope to keep enough noise Trump awake at night. As the trumps on the way to Blenheim Palace by the sea, where they were scheduled to dine with Prime Minister Theresa May, could be protesters, heard shouting, drum beating and singing in the distance.

However, during the large protests were planned for Friday afternoon, as a huge “baby trump” the balloon is expected to float on Parliament Square protests on Thursday seemed a little subdued.

Outside the 10 Downing Street, the residence Can gather, about a dozen protesters against the US President’s arrival-but some told Fox News they were disappointed, as they had heard, to protest that the 5,000 were expected to.

Lucy Wheeler was the first to arrive: “Where are the other 4,999 people are not desirable, I’m sure, but I’m here,” she said, a sign to wear that says, “Trump.”

Wheeler, who is half-American, said she was protesting on behalf of their American family members, they said, had reduced her life “due to its truly degrading policy, and I’m also horrified about the way how we can be of blundering not seem to be in a future, where our great British values.”

Wheeler said, immigration-an issue cited frequently by both trump supporters and opponents in the UK as a reason for their support or opposition, was one of its most important topics.

Lucy Wheeler was the first, the anti-Trump protest in front of Downing Street.

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“He is a disgrace to the office, this is a sacred office of the American government, and he said a shame,” Wendy Roberts, from South London.

In spite of the scene in London, many UK residents welcomed the President and were frightened by the demonstrations. In the North of England, the anti-Trump sentiment was not nearly so pronounced.

In Burnley, the said, on the border of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and where the voters Brexit secured with 66 percent of the vote, local James Banister,, “We owe it to President Trump civility in our country, in the memory of all the thousands of thousands of people who fought in the two world wars on our side.”

But back in London, Khadija, and Nikita, who declined to give her last name, said that immigration was the emphasis said to her anger against Trump: “I understand his values, you are just so backwards,” Nikita.

They were also disappointed by the crowd size: “I had hoped it would be a lot bigger, we have heard, there are about 5,000 people,” Khadija will said.

The few protesters a short chant began before it lost Sands: “racist, sexist, anti-gay, Donald Trump, go.”

Trump supporters and opponents argue outside Downing Street.

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After a while, some Trump Fans Trump-protesters arrived and argued with the anti -. Bashkim Krasniqi, an immigrant from Kosovo, accusing the protesters, not the assessment of free speech — a claim, which you rejected.

“I’m sorry, but I’m so passionate,” Krasniqi told Fox News, after he was in a screaming match with the protesters. “You will not stop me, because you want to silence me. This is England, my friend. You have your opinion and I have mine. You hate him, I love him.”

James Jackson, 18, came from the vicinity of Manchester to show his support for the trombone and was proud to wear the shirt “Build the Wall” T -. He had hoped to visit, a pro-Trump rally outside the US Embassy on Saturday.

“I like to rule his kind, it is completely different from what we have here, where people know what they are doing,” he said. “He is a very good leader, not any nonsense, and I agree with most of his policies.”

Jackson, the approval of Trump, the hard-line stance on British EU exit — a fiery debate in the UK because the UK leads to its exit from the E. U. in March of next year.

May is fighting for her political life after the resignation of foreign Minister, Boris Johnson and Leakage Secretary David Davis this week in protest of your latest Brexit plan — which critics say is too soft and makes the UK a “colony” of the E. U.


To be the charges of those to exit in favor of a so-called “hard British EU,” appeared, which May, in part, jointly by Trumpf, the coal on the fire by suggesting, ‘ s plan was not what the British voted for in 2016.

“I would say Brexit voted is Leaving…the people, to break them,” Trump said at a press conference in Brussels earlier Thursday. “So I would imagine … this is going to do, what you are, but maybe you are going to take a slightly different route. So I don’t know if this is what you chose.”

On Friday, Trump’s agenda, with Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister Can make, with whom he maintains a long-awaited joint press conference.

Fox News’ Matt Leach contributed to this report.



Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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