Trump to visit the U.K. as thousands take to the streets to protest

A protest in the U.K. last year.
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President Trump will land in the United Kingdom for a four-day visit beginning Thursday, proceeded by massive protests across London, which he plans to avoid by visiting Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, speaking with Prime Minister Theresa May at her country estate in Buckinghamshire, and golfing at his golf courses in Scotland, The Independent reports.

The president has a rocky relationship with the country's capital, having berated its mayor, Sadiq Khan, after an attack on London Bridge last year, prompting Khan to demand Trump's state visit be canceled. Protesters intend to fly a giant blimp of an angry orange "baby" Trump near Parliament during his visit, and tens of thousands are expected to demonstrate on Friday, Al Jazeera reports.

Protests won't be limited to London, though, and are anticipated "all over," Stop Trump Coalition spokesperson Zoe Gardner told USA Today. "He won't be able to escape it."

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