London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests

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Her London engagement is expected to take place at the same time as Mr Trump is due with meet with Mrs May at a secret location outside of London to see "cutting edge" military hardware used by American and British special forces. But it was his comments about Brexit just before arriving that have already caused difficulty for Ms. May.

Trump slammed the "soft Brexit plan" while speaking at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels yesterday, saying it is "not what people voted for".

Trump's trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March. Mr. Trump has been a keen supporter of Brexit and on Thursday he appeared to echo those concerns. He went on to explain that he thinks the U.K.is now in "turmoil". "I think that's why Brexit happened".

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route". The off-shoulder dress featured a wrapped bodice, floor-length pleats and a billowing cape that gave her a dramatic, yet delicate look.

He said Britain was "a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations".

Ms. May quickly moved to fix the damage. "People want to send a message to everyone fighting against this politics of hate, we all stand united together, and we will not allow the clock to be turned back to the darkest moments of human history".

It is widely believed that such a schedule has been designed for Donald Trump because of the overwhelming protests that are expected to descend on London during his visit.

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But Owen Jones, a left-wing journalist and lead organizer of Britain's "Stop Trump" protests, said Wednesday: "We need to show that we abhor everything that Trump represents: the bigotry, racism, anti-Muslim prejudice and misogyny".

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend more than 100 protests being held across the country against the American President's visit over the weekend.

Huge protests are planned in the UK's capital city during Trump's visit when he arrives with first lady Melania Trump on Thursday.

Nearly two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the United Kingdom because they believe he is sexist and racist and "Stop Trump" campaigners say he will face a "Wall of Sound" outside all the landmarks he visits because supporters will bang pots and pans.

Mr Trump's intervention comes at the end of a tumultuous few days for Ms May. She was hoping to win over critics of her Brexit proposal with the release of a 104-page document outlining details of the plan.

The government said Britain would act "as if in a combined customs territory" with the European Union, using technology at its border to determine whether goods from third countries were bound for Britain or the European Union, and charging the appropriate tariffs in those cases.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the U.S. will probably not be made". The plan also doesn't deal with trade in services, including financial products, which accounts for 80 per cent of the country's economy. "This does not respect the referendum result".

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