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Why we will march to 'Stop Trump' on July 13

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This week, US President Donald Trump makes his long-anticipated visit to the UK. He will be met by hundreds of thousands of protesters taking action all over the UK in a "carnival of resistance" against his inhumane policies and his divisive, racist rhetoric.

From drag artists to dancing chickens, from "handmaids" to trumpeters and even a flying "baby Trump" blimp, London will host the sort of large and diverse demonstration not seen for over a decade. At the centre, the "Stop Trump" coalition will join with other groups in a "Together Against Trump" march. And those most demonised by Trump and his supporters will be in the front line.

Plans for this week's visit started out with Prime Minister Theresa May inviting Trump to a "pomp and ceremony" state visit just one week after his inauguration - an extraordinary and unprecedented offer to a brand new president, let alone the most divisive man to hold that post in modern times. Since then, the erratic Trump has cancelled and cancelled again, afraid of the mass opposition he would face in the UK.

May's persistence shows just how important Trump's visit to the UK is for both parties. May hopes for proof that Brexit can work: the UK could replace the EU with the US as a principal trading and security partner. She wants to make headway on a........

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