London, July 14: Hundreds of thousands of people on Friday, July 13, 'welcomed' US President Donald Trump's maiden visit to the UK with peaceful protests. Over two lakh people came out on the streets of London to oppose the American president's four-day trip to Britain, said Stop Trump, the group which organised the protest, Al Jazeera reported.
The protesters came out with banners and placards displaying interesting anti-Trump slogans. One for example, read "God save the Queen from an orange tangerine", the report added.
One of the major reasons for Trump's unpopularity in the UK has been his administration's controversial immigration policy. While the latest moves by Washington to separate the children of illegal migrants at the Mexican border and allegedly locking them up in cages drew strong reaction from across the Atlantic,
The Britons had come up with an online petition with over 1.25 million signatures to stop Trump's official visit to the UK after he took oath as the president of the US. UK PM Theresa May, however, did not conform to the demand for she thought it would be against the US's national interest.
The public mood has also been critical of Trump over his relentless attacks on the US's allies and allegedly being more lenient towards Vladimir Putin's Russia.
However, at the government level, PM May reiterated the 'special relationship' between the two trans-Atlantic allies despite Trump slamming her Brexit action during an exclusive interview to The Sun tabloid and saying it would nullify chances of any future agreement between Washington and London.