The day of Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom has arrived, with the President of the United States set to meet with key officials and figures, such as Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth, at great expense to the British taxpayer.

With thousands of protesters expected to take to the streets in major cities such as London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham, police forces expect this to be their biggest operation since the 2011 London riots.

Trump’s visit, as well as the protests, have divided opinions. Those taking part feel that Trump shouldn’t be allowed into the UK, given his controversial stance on issues like immigration and history of alleged sexual misconduct. Others have branded the response as embarrassing and cringeworthy.

Regardless, protests will go ahead over the next three days, following Trump everywhere that he goes during his trip, from Windsor Castle to his Scottish golf courses. Protesters will be present everywhere from London to Northern Ireland, ensuring that POTUS will feel their disdain wherever he might go.

Here are a few of the major protests taking place over the next few days. Alternatively, scroll down for a full list of planned demonstrations.


Thursday 12 July 

Trump will arrive at London’s Stanstead Airport on Thursday afternoon after flying in from the NATO summit in Brussels.

He is expected to visit the new US embassy, before travelling to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for a lavish, 100-guest meal hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May.

He is then expected to return to Winfield House in London, the official residence of the US Ambassador, to spend the night.


‘Go Home’ vans at Parliament Square

Time: 12pm

Organiser: Another Europe is Possible

Anti-Brexit group Another Europe is Possible will park vans that read “Trump: Go Home or Face Protest” in Parliament Square ahead of Trump’s arrival. The vehicles parody similar vehicles that were introduced by Theresa May during her time as Home Secretary. While a protest hasn’t been planned, this will undoubtedly draw a crowd.

Bristol protest

Time: 5pm

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Organiser: Various

Bristol police have confirmed that a peaceful protest will take place in Bristol city centre today, with a number of anti-Trump groups set to take to the streets. The protest will begin at The Fountains by the Harbourside and affect the College Green, Park Street and Clifton Triangle areas.

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Blenheim Palace protest

Time: 5.30pm

Organiser: Oxford Stand Up to Racism

Protesters will gather at the main entrance to Blenheim Palace, where Trump is expected to visit later this evening for a 100-guest dinner alongside May and a selection of political figures and business leaders.

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Together Against Trump protest

Time: 5.30pm

Organiser: Together Against Trump

Protesters will gather outside Winfield House in Regent’s Park, where Trump will reportedly be staying this evening. The organisers have encouraged protesters to bring megaphones, whistles, pots and pans to make sure that they are heard as Trump arrives back from Blenheim Palace.

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Friday 13 July

Trump will begin Friday with a visit to a defence site alongside May to watch a military demonstration. This is expected to take place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where flight restrictions have been put in place.

They will then travel to Chequers, May’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire. The pair will discuss foreign policy over lunch, followed by a press conference.

After spending the day with May, Trump will visit Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen following an inspection of the Guard of Honour. Trump will then head to Scotland for the weekend.


Chequers protest

Time: 10am

Organiser: N/A

Protesters have promised to “make their presence felt” as Trump arrives at Chequers for lunch with May. The protest will begin at the Butlers Cross crossroads, which leads up to the estate, at 10am.

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Bring the Noise protest

Time: 12.30pm

Organiser: Women’s March London

Women’s March London calls on protests to stand together for justice, equality and peace, with a demonstration against Trump in central London. Protests will gather at Portland Place in Marylebone. The organisers have asked demonstrators to bring musical instruments and pots and pans to generate as much noise as possible.

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12-hour protest rave

Time: 12pm

Organiser: Soho Radio and Gideon

Soho Radio will be hosting a 12-hour long rave at their London office in protest against Trump’s UK visit, Brexit and the Conservatives. DJs will be on hand for the entirety of the protest rave and revellers protesters can bring their own drinks.

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Windsor Castle protest

Time: 2pm

Organiser: Stop Trump Coalition

Protesters will travel to Windsor Castle for a peaceful protest as Trump and Melania arrived for tea with the Queen. Protesters are encouraged to wear brightly coloured items of clothing and bring instruments.

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Stop Trump Coalition protest

Time: 2pm

Organiser: Stop Trump Coalition

This is expected to be the biggest of the protests taking place during Trump’s stay. So far, 62,000 people have stated that they will be attending on social media platform Facebook, with another 164,000 having expressed interest. Protesters will assemble outside the BBC building in Portland Place before marching to Trafalgar Square for a rally.

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Outdoor Jummah

Time: 2.30pm

Organiser: Dump Trump, Muslim Association of Britain and Friends of Al Aqsa

London’s Muslim community and various political groups will host an outdoor prayer as part of a protest against Trump’s visit. The prayer will begin at 2.30pm in Cavendish Square. Afterwards, the organisers will encourage protesters to join the main protest taking place in Trafalgar Square.

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Scotland United Against Trump protest

Time: 5pm

Organiser: Scotland United Against Trump

A coalition of Scotland’s unions, political campaigns, social movements and political parties will hold a demonstration at George Square in Glasgow ahead of Trump’s arrival in Scotland on Friday evening.

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Saturday, 14 July 

There has been no official announcement on what Trump will do over the weekend. However, after travelling to Scotland on Friday evening, Trump is expected to spend the weekend playing golf at his Turnberry resort in Ayrshire.


Turnberry golf course protest

Time: 10am

Organiser: Ayrshire Greens and the Scottish Green Party

While it is unclear whether Trump will indeed be present at the Turnberry golf course, protesters will gather regardless. The creators of the Trump Baby blimp have requested permission from the Scottish Government to fly the blimp near the course as part of the protest.

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Trump’s a Chump protest

Time: 11am

Organiser: Aberdeen Labour Party, Aberdeen Trade Union Council, Women’s Equality Party and the Scottish Green Party

If Trump doesn’t travel to the Ayrshire course, then there is a good chance he will be at the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire. Protesters will be present there too, with a number of political and activist groups having organised a protest outside the course. Trump is particularly unpopular in Aberdeenshire due to the aggression shown towards local residents when developing the golf course.

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Scotland United Against Trump protest

Time: 12pm

Organiser: Scotland United Against Trump

Following the Glasgow demonstration on Friday, Scotland United Against Trump will head to Edinburgh to protest Trump’s visit outside of Scottish Parliament. Protesters will then march through the city to The Meadows park, where the group will host a Carnival of Resistance featuring talks, music and games.

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Unity protest

Time: 1pm

Organiser: Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism

Following Saturday’s main protest, London protesters will turn out again on Saturday for a joint protest against Trump and far-right activist Tommy Robinson. The demonstration will begin at Old Palace Yard in Westminster at 1pm, with a march towards Whitehall scheduled to begin at 2pm. A number of MEPs and influencers will speak during the demonstration.

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