Anti-Trump protestors to gather for rally as US president begins state visit

Trump has arrived. It's not a bad thing, argues Liz Nice Picture: AP

Trump has arrived. It's not a bad thing, argues Liz Nice Picture: AP - Credit: AP

People will be gathering in Norwich tonight to protest against US president Donald Trump's state visit.

Protesters against Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017, organised by Norwich Stand Up To Rac

Protesters against Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017, organised by Norwich Stand Up To Racism, outside the City Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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).

Prime minister Theresa May with US president Donald Trump on a visit to the US. Picture: PA

Prime minister Theresa May with US president Donald Trump on a visit to the US. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

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.

Protesters gathered outside the Town Hall in King's Lynn against Donald Trump's Muslim ban in 2017.

Protesters gathered outside the Town Hall in King's Lynn against Donald Trump's Muslim ban in 2017. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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