More than 50,000 are to march in London when the president visits Britain – and for many it will be their first demo

With less than a weekto go until Donald Trump arrives in the UK, preparations are being made for protests up and down the country. More than 50,000 are expected to march in London on Friday in what has been billed as a carnival of resistance with dozens of organising blocs – including Vegans Against Trump, Muslims Against Trump, Trumpeters Against Trump – rallying in the capital.

More than 1.8 million people signed a petition last May to protest against Trump being invited for a state visit. Although it has been downgraded to a less formal working visit, a sense of anger has spread beyond seasoned demonstrators.

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