Published: Sat, April 28, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Protesters Say They'll Meet Trump With 'Carnival Of Resistance' In UK

Protesters Say They'll Meet Trump With 'Carnival Of Resistance' In UK

Donald Trump's working visit to London is 'very, very symbolic and very important, ' Woody Johnson said.

The July trip will purportedly be a level below an official state visit, however, Trump is still set to meet with the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May while he's there.

Mass protests by those angered by Mr Trump's controversial policies are expected to take place during the visit.

He said: "If this group of Tories think coming to Scotland will avoid the level of opposition Trump would receive in London, they frankly misunderstand Scotland's long history of opposing racism, sexism and bigotry".

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, responded to Thursday's formal announcement of the visit by saying that Mr Trump would "experience an open and diverse..."

It has been widely reported that Mr Trump will meet the Queen when he comes to Britain, most likely at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle or Balmoral in Scotland.

Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK's director, said: "When Donald Trump arrives on these shores, we and thousands of our supporters will very definitely be making our voices heard".

May was the first foreign leader to visit Trump in Washington past year after his inauguration, though the first official state visit was held this week for French President Emmanuel Macron. But it is thought his decision may have been driven by a fear of protests in the capital.

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"FANTASTIC news that President @realdonaldtrump will at last come to Britain on 13 July".

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman said: 'There is a standing invitation to President Trump to visit Ireland.

By preparing now for unprecedented resistance, we can stop Trump setting foot in Britain - or land a big blow against both him and May if he does.

The visit of President Emmanuel Macron in Washington, as well as the apparent chemistry between the two Presidents, has not been entirely ignored by the BBC and other media, platforms, despite a full news agenda occupied by Brexit.

Events to protest against the visit are already being planned.

Despite Trump's official line on why he suspended his original United Kingdom, it is understood that planned mass protests against the divisive president were a significant factor on the rescheduling.

"He added: "(Trump is) very thick-skinned.

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