Tens of thousands protest against Donald Trump in London

Demonstrators protest against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump in central London, UK.   Photo: Reuters

London, July 13 (RHC)-- British citizens are mobilizing against U.S. President Donald Trump, organizing mass protests in at least 25 cities across the United Kingdom.  Tens of thousands of people are taking part in the demonstrations, with the largest in London, where more than 64,000 people gathered. 

In London, the march organized by a collective identified as ‘Together Against Trump,’ started outside the BBC’s headquarters and extended to Trafalgar Square.  The collective includes several trade unions and campaign groups, such as Stop the War, Friends of the Earth and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. 

U.S. President Donald Trump has referred to what he calls his "great relationship" with  British Prime Minister Theresa May, one day after attacking her plans for Brexit, saying they would “kill” trade relations with the United States.

Trump met May at her country residence on the first full day of his official visit to Britain.  Both leaders said they had a lot to talk about. 

In his earlier interview with a British newspaper Trump lamented May didn't followed his advice on Brexit.  To add insult to injury, he praised former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who recently resigned, saying he could be “a great prime minister.”  Then he took on London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, saying he is a “terrible mayor" who has done "a very bad job on terrorism by allowing so many migrants to come into the city."

Edited by Pavel Jacomino


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