Where can I protest against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK?

PUBLISHED: 12:44 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 12 July 2018

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ronen Tivony/PA.

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ronen Tivony/PA.

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Thousands are expected to turn out to protest against Donald Trump’s official visit to the UK over three days this week.

The biggest is set to be in London on Friday afternoon where nearly 60,000 people have confirmed their attendance to attend - but there will be smaller events held across the UK including Devon, Dundee, Edinburgh, Belfast, Norwich and Liverpool.

Organisers point out the protests are not just against Trump but also Britain’s own “hostile environment” which has led to the Windrush scandal and Brexit. They are also marching for British institutions like the NHS, which could be included in a post-Brexit trade deal.

Thursday 12th July

Trump is expected to arrive in London on Thursday evening and protesters have organised a ‘welcome party’ in Regents Park close to the US Ambassador’s residence where he is expected to spend the night.

Organisers plan to welcome the President with a ‘wall of noise’ which will involve pots, pans, megaphones and whistles.

A further protest is expected that evening from 5.30pm outside Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where the President is expected to eat dinner after his arrival.

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Richard B. Levine/PA.Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Richard B. Levine/PA.

Campaigners have also organised events across the UK - venues include Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Swansea, Bristol, Peterborough, Leeds and Cambridge.

Friday 13th July

On Friday Trump will arrive for a breakfast at Chequers where the President will meet Theresa May from 10am. A protest has been organised at Butlers Cross, Aylesbury to coincide with this. At the same time an enormous inflatable balloon of baby Donald Trump will be flown across the capital.

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ik Aldama/PA.Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ik Aldama/PA.

At midday the Women’s March London will assemble outside the BBC in Portland Place before marching to Parliament Square. Campaigners urge people “of all genders, races, identities, ages, cultures and creeds” to join them in a day of celebration, noise and action. A map and accessible information can be found on their website here.

The biggest protest looks set to start at 2pm outside the BBC when the Together Against Trump group will assemble. Protesters will march through Oxford Circus and down Regent Street before ending in Trafalgar Square for a rally. Already 59,000 people have confirmed attendance, with 158,000 interested in attending. For a map and further information on transport links see their website.

Commenting ahead of the event Maz Saleem, from Stand Up to Trump, said: “Donald Trump is an open racist and sexist, a volatile and dangerous character who seems set on taking the West into further wars. Together we will put on a massive united show of opposition to him if Theresa May goes ahead with plans for a visit.”

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ik Aldama/PA.Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Ik Aldama/PA.

There will be further protests around the UK on Friday including Glasgow’s George Square, Southend, Devon, Macclesfield, Belfast, Southampton, Dundee, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Norwich.

Saturday 14th July

On Saturday Trump is expected to make a visit to Scotland for a game of golf, and the Scots are ready to protest. There will be a march starting at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, passing the US Consulate and ending at the meadows. This will take place from 12pm.

Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Alex Wroblewski/Getty.Campaigners across the world have been protesting against Donald Trump. Image: Alex Wroblewski/Getty.

Other events taking place across the UK include Bournemouth, Liverpool, York and Manchester.

• Are you organising an anti-Trump event to coincide with the President’s visit? Email jonathon.read@archant.co.uk

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