De­mon­stra­tors mock The Don­ald

Toronto Sun - - NEWS -

LON­DON — Thou­sands crammed the streets of cen­tral Lon­don Fri­day to vent their anger over Don­ald Trump’s first of­fi­cial visit to Bri­tain, blow­ing horns, wav­ing ban­ners and hoist­ing a bright or­ange ef­figy of the U.S. pres­i­dent on their shoul­ders

Fil­ing past palaces of high-end com­merce — Ap­ple, Burberry, Brooks Broth­ers — marchers crit­i­cized Trump’s poli­cies on im­mi­gra­tion, cli­mate change and tor­ture, as well as his treat­ment of women.

Some car­ried more than one sign, un­able to choose which pol­icy they hated the most.

The Rev. Nigel Sinclair, a 53-year-old Church of Eng­land preacher, came in what he called his Sun­day vicar’s out­fit, car­ry­ing a sign that showed how Trump’s ideas dif­fer from those of Je­sus Christ.

Susie Mazur, 29, from Sal­is­bury in south­west­ern Eng­land, cro­cheted a Don­ald Trump pin-cush­ion and wore it on her head, win­ning praise from fel­low protesters.

“Peo­ple com­ing here nowa­days feel very hope­less about what is hap­pen­ing. They don’t like what is hap­pen­ing in the U.K., in Amer­ica, across the world — there are so many prob­lems,” Mazur said. “Ev­ery­one has the same goal. What they want is to stop hate, ba­si­cally.”

As Trump met with Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May at her coun­try re­treat out­side the city, the protesters gath­ered out­side em­bassies, of­fices and homes car­ry­ing signs.

TOLGA AK­MEN/GETTY IM­AGES

Ac­tivists in­flate a gi­ant bal­loon de­pict­ing Don­ald Trump as an or­ange baby dur­ing a demon­stra­tion in Lon­don yes­ter­day. US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump launched an ex­traordin.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.