President Donald Trump is in Britain – and a whole lot of British people aren’t too happy about it.
On Thursday, the US president began his first visit to England since taking office. But the reality TV star-turned-Republican politician is immensely unpopular in the UK, with major protests planned for his visit.
His itinerary is keeping him largely outside of London in an apparent attempt to minimise his exposure to protesting crowds (and giant balloons depicting him as an orange, phone-clutching baby, like the one being flown near Parliament). But some protesters are giving chase.
From his black-tie dinner in Oxfordshire on Thursday night, to the location where he is staying, and Parliament Square crowds of thousands of people have been gathering to voice their displeasure about the American president.
Near Blenheim Palace on Thursday, ahead of a black-tie dinner at the opulent location, crowds gathered to voice their displeasure at the American president.
The protests continued on Friday, where thousands of protestors took to the streets of London to demonstrate against Trump’s visit – flying the giant balloon of Trump as a baby along their route.
Here are the photos …
Demonstrators gather outside Winfield House on Thursday, the official residence of the American ambassador to the UK, where Trump is staying.
Many protesters made no secret of what they thought of Trump.
Others looked to popular culture for inspiration in their criticism.
The protesters also descended on Blenheim Palace, where Trump had a black-tie dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday evening.
Among the cruder banners was this one — labelling Trump “S—ler,” a portmanteau of “Hitler” and “S—.”
The protests didn’t stop the dinner from going ahead, however, and May treated Trump to a taste of British tradition.
But on Friday, the Women’s March of London organised thousands of marchers in massive protest against Trump, which they called #BringTheNoise.
There too, demonstrators didn’t hold back with their disdain for the American president.
Trump is scheduled to visit Windsor Castle to meet Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family on Friday afternoon.
Some protestors, however, still want good relations with the United States, even if they don’t like its president.
People of all ages were in attendance.
When the march reached parliament, they flew the now-infamous 20-foot balloon of Trump as a baby almost 100 feet above the House of Parliament.
The march even drew some high-profile figures, including attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Huge turnout. And people are fired up.#FightClub #Basta,” Avenatti wrote on Twitter along with photos on the event.
As Trump heads to Windsor Castle to meet the Royal Family, more protesters with snappy signs will be awaiting his arrival.
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