Tens of thousands of demonstrators are protesting in London against U.S. President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Britain.
Earlier today, Trump held a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May at her country residence Chequers, in which they touched on various subjects including NATO, immigration, Brexit negotiations, and a future trade deal with Britain.
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WikiTribune is covering the mass march which has been attended by a coalition of groups and individuals including LGBTQ activists, socialists, musicians, environmentalists, Jews, Palestinians, and families with their children.
Celia Wilson, of the Women’s Equality Party, showed WikiTribune a giant thank you card that protesters were signing with messages to the president for being “feminism’s number one recruiter.” “Every time he does something hateful, we get new members,” Wilson said.
While the atmosphere at the event was lively, not everyone in central London was keen to protest. Two Belgian tourists, Lawrence Murray and Nina Settels, sat in a nearby cafe to escape the crowds.
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“There’s worse people than that. If [Russian President Vladimir] Putin comes to London, there wouldn’t be so many protesters. This is childish,” Murray said.
“I think he’s getting an unfair rep by the left media. Of course he is an attention seeker, but it has become a personal thing and it’s taking away attention from other things,” said Settels.