Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

It will be a working visit, which will see him have meetings with the Prime Minister, British business leaders and the Queen.

The blimp will then be used at a protest planned in Scotland, his mother's homeland, when Trump goes there for the weekend.

The six-metre high blimp, dubbed "Trump Baby", has been granted permission to fly above Parliament Square for two hours on Friday morning.

And in April, the first lady again appeared reluctant to hold her husband's hand - despite his best efforts - as they welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to the White House for the Trump administration's first state visit.

Trump will depart the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday afternoon local time and head to London for a greeting ceremony.

Nona Hurkmans, one of the activists behind the infantile inflatable of Trump, said the balloon was a fair response to Trump's own behavior and downplayed claims that Trump deserved more respect.

Police have imposed restrictions on a pro-Donald Trump rally during the president's visit.

After a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where he provoked a crisis session to force allies to raise their defense spending, Trump landed in Britain having described the closest USA ally in Europe as being in turmoil over Brexit.

After spending the night at the USA ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park, London, Mr Trump will join the PM at a military base on Friday to observe a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving United Kingdom and U.S. special forces.

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The US ambassador was forced to deny that Trump's itinerary has been created to keep him away from protests expected in London.

While he's here, he's going to have to swerve the thousands of people who are taking to the streets to protest against him.

"Under Theresa May, the a key Trump ally, so it's important that he can't waltz in without significant opposition", Lund-Harket concluded.

Trump "has proudly sparked passionate often divisive emotions about things, I think Americans living here to eager to turn out and express their views", he said. "I'm very strong on immigration".

But when is the Stop Trump Coalition protest in London, what is the route and why are they protesting?

The US embassy in London issued an alert this week, advising American residents and tourists in London to be extra vigilant over the next few days, when protests against the US president are expected to draw big crowds.

On Friday, Trump will bypass the mass protests in London as he heads to May's country residence, Chequers, for bilateral talks, to be followed by tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in the afternoon.

Trump flies in after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and leaves Britain on Sunday for talks in Helsinki the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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