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'Together Against Trump', thousands protest peacefully in London

 
Under the bright blue sky, the demonstrators streamed through the central streets of London with placards bearing the inscription "Dumper" and "Keep your tiny hands from the rights of women." The opposition leader Jeremy Corbin was among the crowd.


The organizers said 250,000 people are protesting in London, and other demonstrations are expected in cities across the country, including Windsor, where the US president was to dine with Queen Elizabeth.


"Lock it in the tower," said one homemade poster, a few yards from the place where Prince Harry married Megane Markel in May.


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The police, which refused to provide a room for the size of the demonstration, sealed parts of London, including Piccadilly and Regent Street for the demonstrators, and thousands filled Trafalgar Square to hear speeches.


"Trump is not welcome in Britain," said Grisha Gregoran, 58, a shopkeeper who took a day off to participate in the protests.


"We wanted to embarrass him, and I think we did it today. We know how sensitive he is. It's terrible to hear the inflammatory language that he uses, and I'm embarrassed that (Prime Minister) Theresa Mai did so much to greet him. "


"DUMP TRUMP"
London views its "special relationship" with the United States as the cornerstone of foreign policy, and Mai took care of Trump before Britain left the European Union.
But some Britons see that the US leader is rude, unstable, unreliable and confronting his values ​​on a number of issues. Those who demonstrate against Trump included women defenders, immigrant supporters and LGBT groups.


"Here, strange and evil," said one banner. "Immigration is not a crime," said another.


"Our message to our government and our Prime Minister:" We do not want special relations with fanatics, "Len McCluskey, the head of the country's largest trade union, told Reuters.


Activists started demonstrations on Friday, floating 6 meters (20 feet) outside the parliament, portraying the US president as a growling orange child.


Trump told the San newspaper that he avoided the capital as much as possible.


"I guess when they release the billing so that I feel unloved (no), I did not have to go to London," he said.


The mayor of London, Sadik Khan, repeatedly confronted Trump on Twitter, defended the demonstrations as a freedom of speech.


"The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to collect, the right to protest, because someone can be offended, is a slippery slope," Khan told BBC Radio.


Khan said that Pro-Trump supporters will be held on Saturday, although some of them were present on Friday, separated from the main demonstration by the police.


A small group of Pro-Trump supporters waved the US flag along with Union-Jack, repeating "We want Trump" and "Trump for 2020".
Charlie Moffitt, a 16-year-old student who was wearing the red cap "Make America," said: "At a time when we are leaving the European Union, we need to be closer to our most important ally."




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