Donald Trump is planning a three-day visit to the UK in July. What’s going to happen?

Donald Trump UK visit protest: What you need to know about anti-Trump rally in London with 50,000 people set to attend.

 

 

Around 50,000 people are expected to descend on central London to protest against Donald Trump when he arrives in the UK for an official visit.

Demonstrators will make their way through the city on the “Stop Trump” march before a large rally takes place in Trafalgar Square.

The organisers have described the protest as part of a “carnival of resistance” taking place across the UK in response to the US president’s visit.

Mr Trump is planning to land at Stansted airport late on Thursday July 12 before being flown to the US Ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park before dinner at Blenheim Palace.

During his the three-day trip, he will meet with Theresa May at Chequers before joining the Queen at Windsor Castle.

When is the protest?

The national Stop Trump protest is due to take place in central London on Friday 13 July. Demonstrators will assemble outside the BBC building in Portland Place at 2pm.

Protesters will march through Oxford Circus and down Regent Street before ending in Trafalgar Square. A rally is set to take place in the square from 5pm to 7pm.

Who is organising it?

The demonstration is organised by Stop Trump, a coalition of individuals and organisations who joined forces in 2017 to protest the US president’s planned visit to the UK.

Author Owen Jones has been heavily involved with organising the protest and encouraging people to attend on social media.

Will a giant inflatable Trump baby really be flown above London?

 

Activists have crowdfunded enough money to pay for a giant inflatable of Mr Trump as a baby, which they intend to fly above the city during his visit.

City Hall said they had spoken with creators of the blimp to “discuss their proposal and what would be required for this protest to go ahead safely”.

A spokesperson for the mayor added: “Sadiq’s main priority is the safety of all Londoners and visitors to our city, and as always we are working in very close coordination with the Metropolitan Police and other key agencies to ensure all protests are carried out safely and securely.”

The 6 metre high blimp has been made by a professional inflatables company (@trumpbabyuk)

What is the best way to get there?

Coaches have been organised to ferry people to the protest from all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Plymouth.

In London, planned industrial action on the Piccadilly line is likely to cause delays on the rest of the network and make other services busier than usual.

What else is happening across the UK?

London is not the only place set to see an anti-Trump protest. Similar demonstrations are also due to take place on Thursday 12 July in Cambridge, Bristol, Leeds and Blenheim Palace, where the president will be dining.

 

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