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Over 250,000 expected to protest Trump during UK visit

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
File photo of a British police officer at the official residence of the US ambassador to the UK in London

More than 250,000 people are expected to take to streets in the UK to decry a state visit by US President Donald Trump.

Police officers will reportedly be deployed in the nation’s capital of London for the upcoming state visit in anticipation of massive protest rallies during his three-day stay.

File photo of protesters flying a giant inflatable baby resembling US President Donald Trump

The US president was also met with thousands of protesters during his first state visit to the British capital last year.

Corbyn accuses Trump of meddling in UK politics

The development came as UK’s Labor opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn blasted Trump’s recent remarks endorsing Conservative front-runner Boris Johnson as the next British prime minister, describing it as an “unacceptable interference” in Britain’s affairs.

Corbyn, who has rejected an invitation to attend a state banquet with Trump during his visit, further stated, “President Trump’s attempt to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister is an entirely unacceptable interference in our country’s democracy.”

His criticism of the US president came after Trump said of the former British foreign secretary:  “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”

Corbyn also emphasized in a statement on Saturday: “The next prime minister should be chosen not by the US president, nor by 100,000 unrepresentative Conservative Party members, but by the British people in a general election.”

Trump arrives in Britain on Monday for a state visit at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth before attending World War Two commemorations in France and visiting Ireland.

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