Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

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While Trump on Friday is having lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May at her Chequers country estate or sipping tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, tens of thousands of demonstrators - maybe more - are planning to gather in London's Trafalgar Square to protest the president and his policies.

Asad Rehman, 51, one of the organizers of a massive protest planned for central London, said that among the motivations behind the protest was to show solidarity with Americans across the Atlantic who also oppose Trump.

It has been dubbed Storm Trump and the country is braced for a USA presidential visit that has split opinion like never before.

Nearly all of Trump's activities will be outside the city: He'll meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, not Buckingham Palace.

After spending the night at the U.S. ambassador's official residence, Mr Trump will join Mrs May at a military base tomorrow to observe a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving United Kingdom and USA special forces.

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And in April, the first lady again appeared reluctant to hold her husband's hand - despite his best efforts - as they welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to the White House for the Trump administration's first state visit.

Mr Trump raised eyebrows when he went out of his way to praise Boris Johnson after he resigned as foreign secretary, while insisting it was up to the British people whether Mrs May remained in office or not.

Workmen construct fences, before the USA presidential visit at the end of the week, around the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park in London, Britain, July 10, 2018.

The events include an anti-Trump welly toss, a Trump's head coconut shy and satirical mini golf.

The US president used the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit to launch fierce attack on Germany, saying it was "totally controlled" by Russian Federation, as he ratcheted up demands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to pay more for their collective defence.

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"As two nations, we are safer, more prosperous and more creative when we work together and I am looking forward to this week's important discussions". Trump will travel by helicopter once there, making it unlikely he'll see protests firsthand.

A black-tie dinner will be hosted in Blenheim Palace near Oxford.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, regretted that the Conservative government will roll out the red carpet for Trump. Still, lawmakers had no qualms about publicly calling Trump a demagogue and a fool.

"But from the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he added saying there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".

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