Trump UK visit live updates: Protesters take to London’s streets with “Trump baby” balloon and a Trump robot on a toilet – CBS News

“Trump baby” flies again

The “Trump Baby” balloon was launched outside the British Parliament on Tuesday, kicking off a day of planned protests against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K.

“We absolutely want Trump and his politics of hate to feel unwelcome,” Anna Vickerstaff, an organizer of the balloon protest, told CBS News. “We know that we need a working relationship with the U.S., and we’re not saying that he shouldn’t be here at all. What we are protesting is the level at which the red carpet has been rolled out for him.”

“We absolutely want Trump and his politics of hate to feel unwelcome,” Anna Vickerstaff, Trump Baby balloon organiser, tells @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/708oTjZHyQ

— Haley Ott (@haleyjoelleott)

A few dozen people showed up to see the balloon inflated, including some American tourists who had rearranged their visits to London to participate in the demonstrations.

Roy and daughter Allison were visiting from Minnesota to celebrate her graduation from college.

“If he’s here to try and say he’s representing our country, I think we have to be here to say that he isn’t,” Allison told CBS News.

One British demonstrator wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat said he was nervous about being in the minority, but wanted to make sure there were a plurality of voices represented.

Sole demonstrator in MAGA hat says he wants to encourage civil discourse. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/8X33X1ugtt

— Haley Ott (@haleyjoelleott)

“What I want people to do today is have a bit of civil discourse, find some common ground. Don’t just say, ‘Orange man bad,'” he said.

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