Pomp, pageantry and protests over Donald Trump’s visit ahead of D-Day tributes

Pomp, pageantry and protests over Donald Trump’s visit ahead of D-Day tributes

According to the Independent, activists had flown the 20-foot balloon depicting the US president as an angry orange infant in Parliament Square on Tuesday morning.

President Donald Trump rowed back yesterday on his comments that Britain's much-loved national health service should be opened up to U.S. private companies in a post-Brexit trade deal.

Footage captured by video news agency Ruptly showed London's Metropolitan Police scuffling with a group of anti-Trump protesters, some wearing the signature hoods and scarves of "Antifa" activists.

Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised Trump's press remarks and accused "Tory leadership contenders and Farage" of "lining up for the No Deal disaster capitalism plans they have", adding that Britain's "NHS is not for sale".

"Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon delivered a firebrand speech to anti-Donald Trump protesters in London - obliquely accusing the President of "creating a sense of hate" and fostering racism", The Daily Mail reported.

The man can be heard saying "get off" while other men come to help pull him from the ground.

Another Trump supporter was attacked with a milkshake by a group chanting "Nazi scum" at the same protest.

Demonstrators filled Trafalgar Square and spilled down Whitehall, a street lined with government offices, before marching half a mile to Parliament.

The scene occurred as thousands of people in London protested Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom this week.

President Trump, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, posing for the media ahead of the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. "Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is".

"A lot more than that", Trump said on the second of his three-day state visit Tuesday.

Although Corbyn did not mention Trump by name, it was made clear by the organisers that the message was directed at him.

Later, Trump and Melania hosted Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, for dinner at Winfield House, the United States ambassador's stately residence in Regent's Park.



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