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What are the people of Newham doing to mark Trump’s visit to the UK?

PUBLISHED: 10:51 13 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:51 13 July 2018

Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz (front, centre) has joined calls for protests against US President Donald Trump's UK visit and a far right march. Picture: Newham Stand Up to Racism

Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz (front, centre) has joined calls for protests against US President Donald Trump's UK visit and a far right march. Picture: Newham Stand Up to Racism

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Thousands of people are taking to the streets of London today to protest Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

We want to know what the people of Newham are doing to mark the US president’s trip – are you celebrating, or joining in the protests?

Earlier this week, MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms, London Assembly Member for City and East Unmesh Desai, Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and nearly three-quarters of her council colleagues signed a joint statement to support the protests.

Councillor Rachel Tripp tweeted a photo this morning of her daughters making placards for the women’s march against Trump, which will go from the BBC offices to Parliament Square, while a giant balloon depicting the US president as a baby holding a smartphone was hoisted over Parliament Square.

On the Facebook event for the protest, around 65,000 people have said they will be attending.

Meanwhile, a landlord of The Jameson in Hammersmith has renamed his pub The Trump Arms to celebrate the visit.

If you’re from Newham and getting involved in a celebration or protest, tweet us your pictures @NewhamRecorder.


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