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Pro-Trump supporters to march in Central London today

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are to march in Central London today following yesterdays vast anti-Trump rally.

Trumps first UK visit since becoming President has been marked by a series of protests, including yesterdays well attended march in Central London.

Today, supporters of the US President will stage their own march, starting at the new US Embassy in Nine Elms and finishing in Whitehall.

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The pro-Trump marchers plan to join up with a separate rally of supporters of jailed English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson in Whitehall.

There is also expected to be a counter-march led by the group Unite Against Facism.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was given a 13 month prison sentence in May for contempt of court after filming himself and others outside the trial of a child grooming gang in Leeds while making comments that could have prejudiced the case.

According to Reuters, Trumps ambassador for international religious freedom Sam Brownback, recently lobbied the British government on Robinsons behalf.

At a previous London march in support of Robinson, far right protesters made Nazi salutes and fought battles with the police leaving five officers injured.

Read more: Tommy Robinsons US fan club is exporting the alt-right to Britain

Robinson has previously been convicted of offences including violence, mortgage fraud and travelling to the US on someone elses passport.

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Pro-Trump supporters to march in Central London today

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are to march in Central London today following yesterdays vast anti-Trump rally.

Trumps first UK visit since becoming President has been marked by a series of protests, including yesterdays well attended march in Central London.

Today, supporters of the US President will stage their own march, starting at the new US Embassy in Nine Elms and finishing in Whitehall.

Read more: Lift-off for Trump baby blimp as Sadiq Khan defends decision to let it fly

The pro-Trump marchers plan to join up with a separate rally of supporters of jailed English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson in Whitehall.

There is also expected to be a counter-march led by the group Unite Against Facism.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was given a 13 month prison sentence in May for contempt of court after filming himself and others outside the trial of a child grooming gang in Leeds while making comments that could have prejudiced the case.

According to Reuters, Trumps ambassador for international religious freedom Sam Brownback, recently lobbied the British government on Robinsons behalf.

At a previous London march in support of Robinson, far right protesters made Nazi salutes and fought battles with the police leaving five officers injured. (more…)

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