1 Million Londoners Set To March Against Trump During UK State Visit, Poll Suggests

1 Million Londoners Set To March Against Trump During UK State Visit, Poll Suggests

  • More than a million Londoners look set to protest at Donald Trump’s visit to the UK after a new poll found 13% of the city’s residents are ‘likely’ to join the demonstrations.
  • The survey also found that one in five 18-24 year-olds expect to march on the streets during the state visit.
  • Overall, Londoners of all ages oppose Trump’s trip by a margin of more than two-to-one, with 54% against it and just 24% supporting it.
  • Trump arrives in the UK on June 3 and his three-day visit will include a banquet at Buckingham Palace, talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street and a trip to Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings of World War Two.
  • With a state visit making London the focus for the trip, the new poll of Londoners suggests that the scale of protests will be even larger.
  • Some 54% of all Londoners are opposed to the Trump trip in principle, with 70% of Labour voters and 77% of Lib Dem voters against it.
  • HuffPost UK revealed last week that the government has now abandoned any attempt to allow Trump to address both Houses of Parliament during his trip.