DEMON­STRA­TORS MOCK THE DON­ALD

Calgary 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-yearold 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 that read, “Hu­man rights have no bor­der,” and “Mother Earth unites us,” be­fore marching past the shops of re­gent’s Street on their way to Pic­cadilly Circus and fi­nally trafal­gar Square, which the city calls a “cen­tre of na­tional democ­racy and protest.”

the day be­gan with a gi­ant bal­loon that car­i­ca­tured trump as a scream­ing or­ange baby fly­ing out­side the Houses of Par­lia­ment. the di­a­per-clad in­fant, with a quiff of hair and a mo­bile phone for tweet­ing, was the cen­ter­piece of demon­stra­tions.

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.

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