This is how you can protest against Trump's state visit to the UK

Lowenna Waters
Sunday 02 June 2019 10:30
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Tomorrow, president Donald Trump will embark on an official three-day state visit of the United Kingdom, where he will meet the Queen and Theresa May, so we thought we'd let you know the easiest ways to protest it.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors will attend mass demonstrations next week in London, with more than 20,000 police officers to be deployed at 20 separate events, reports the Daily Mail.

The main protest against Trump, named Together Against Trump, will take place in Central London on Tuesday from 11am, with an estimated 250,000 people planning to march from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square.

Two other groups, Stand Up To Trump and Stop Trump are also coordinating protest groups in what is being described as a 'carnival of resistance', laying on coaches to bring people to London from across the country.

Speaking to the Mail about their protest plans, Stand Up To Trump said:

We will be bringing central London to a standstill. By the time he leaves he will know, and the world will know, that people here reject him and his toxic politics

Stop Trump added:

We will make it clear to the British Government it’s not OK to normalise Trump’s agenda and the fear it has sparked.

Thousands of protestors are also expected to gather outside Buckingham Palace during the royal banquet on Monday evening, which is being held in honour of Trump's visit. The Women's Peace Council will also stage a rally called The People's Banquet, in protest to Trump's visit. Writing on the event page, they said:

The People’s Banquet will be a peaceful evening of breaking bread, contemplation, conversation and prayer – with people of faith, no faith and across the boundaries that could divide us. Our coming together will show Trump and his ilk that we will not be divided.

On Monday June 3rd, other similar protests are expected across the United Kingdom. In Liverpool, Stand up to Racism and Liverpool Trans Pride have organised a protest that will take place from 6 - 10pm outside of St George's Hall, reports the Mirror.

The London protestors are also planning to fly the 20ft Trump Baby Blimp over London while the president makes his visit, which depicts Trump as a large, angry, orange baby. It originally flew last time Trump visited the United Kingdom, and London Mayor Sadiq Kahn has now given his permission for it to fly again.

Speaking to CNN, one of the balloon's creators, Leo Murray, said:

The original Trump baby blimp will definitely be back. We are looking at other creative interventions we could make.

We’d looked into commissioning a bigger balloon, including getting quotes for hot air balloons – but decided against it as it’s so expensive.

In addition, this time there will also be a 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet which has been shipped to the UK from China, depicting the president on the loo with his trousers around his ankles while he tweets. The robot will emit farting noises alongside some of his favourite soundbites, such as 'no collusion', 'you are fake news', and 'I'm a very stable genius'.

So, if you want to make your voice heard and you want to #StandUpToTrump, get out there are get marching!

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