Anti-Trump protestors to gather for rally as US president begins state visit
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People will be gathering in Norwich tonight to protest against US president Donald Trump's state visit.
The Norwich Together Against Trump rally is taking place at City Hall at 5.30pm today - the day Mr Trump begins his three-day state visit to the UK, only the third by a US president.
It is being organised by the Norfolk Unison branch, Stop The War Coalition and Stand Up To Racism.
The coalition is also organising coach transport for campaigners to join an anti-Trump demonstration in London tomorrow (Tuesday).
A Facebook event page, subtitled "Stop the state visit", said: "Last year, a quarter of a million mobilised to say no to Trump's politics of hate and division. This time, we will take to the streets in even bigger numbers - to fight for migrant and refugee rights, for women's rights, against the corporate elites and for the future of our planet."
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During his visit Mr Trump will dine with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, hold talks with prime minister Theresa May at Downing Street and visit Portsmouth for an event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The president caused embarrassment to Mrs May ahead of the visit by hinting that he may meet Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson during his trip.
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