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Trump protesters stage noisy gathering at US ambassador’s official residence

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Bells and whistles rang out alongside cheers and claps for speakers throughout the demonstration.

Protesters are staging a noisy gathering near Winfield House where Donald Trump and his wife Melania are to spend the night.

A large group of demonstrators adopted an alternative version of England’s World Cup anthem Three Lions as they sang and shouted, “He’s going home, he’s going home, he’s going, Trump is going home” in Regent’s Park.

A wide range of campaigners, including unions, faith and environmental groups came together to unite in opposition to Mr Trump’s visit to the UK, organisers said.

Demonstrators in Regent’s Park
Demonstrators in Regent’s Park (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Placards including “Dump Trump” and “Trump not welcome” were held aloft by the enthusiastic crowd before some began banging on the metal fence which has been erected in the park.

A clip of what organisers said was the sound of children crying at the US border after being separated from their parents was played and described by those listening as “disgusting”.

Demonstrator protesting against the Mr Trump's visit
A demonstrator protests against Mr Trump’s visit (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Mr Fullerton said: “He watches a lot of TV so he’ll see it on TV. Or they may be out in the backyard.”

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His wife Jami, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said the protest was “democracy at its finest”.

Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, at his official residence in Regent’s Park
Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, at his official residence in Regent’s Park (Rick Findler/PA)

“I think it’s great. The British are pretty gentle people.”

John Rees, of the Stop The War group, described Mr Trump as a “wrecking ball” as he addressed those gathered.

A motorcade arrives at Winfield House
A motorcade arrives at Winfield House (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Some of those gathered said they planned to stay for Mr Trump’s return after the First Couple dine at Blenheim Palace with Theresa May.

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