Anti-Trump protesters leave piles of litter on London streets after march against president's environment policy
Anti-Trump protesters left behind huge piles of litter after listening to Jeremy Corbyn slam the President for his stance on the environment, according to reports.
Pictures from Trafalgar Square as well as the British Parliament in London showed discarded plaques and banners that were dumped on the road after tens of thousands of people gathered to march against US President Donald Trump and hear UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn deliver a speech against the president.
Organizers admitted that the total turnout was only in the tens of thousands, despite predictions that hundreds of thousands would march against the president, reports Daily Mail.
During a press conference with British PM Theresa May on June 4, Trump blasted the protesters for peddling "fake news" and claimed that a large numbers of gathered to welcome him on his visit. "There were thousands of people (Monday) on the streets cheering. And even coming over today, there were thousands of people cheering and then I heard that there were protests. I said: 'Where are the protests? I don't see any protests.' I did see a small protest today when I came, very small. So a lot of it is fake news, I hate to say."
"I kept hearing that there would be 'massive' rallies against me in the UK, but it was quite the opposite. The big crowds, which the Corrupt Media hates to show, were those that gathered in support of the USA and me," Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the demonstrators expressed outrage over Trump's lavish welcome and protested his policies as a danger to the world.
Climate change activists, students, pacifists, trade union members, and families all gathered at the protests.
After the protests, signs that read 'Stop Trump' and 'Tories Out Now' were left on pavements and roads as well as bottles and food wrappers. Other signs had messages which read 'Trump Climate Disaster' and 'Dump Trump'.
During the protests, Corbyn hinted that the POTUS wasn't taking climate change seriously. "Can we stop treating people who travel for a place of safety, escape from oppression, from climate change-induced degradation or economic poverty to try to make their contribution to the world - don't treat them as enemies, treat them as fellow human beings and citizens of this planet who deserve our support, our sympathy and our understanding."
He further spoke of his request to the UK government to declare a climate emergency across the whole planet. "If we are to protect the natural world and environment on which we all depend, then actions have to be taken."
Corbyn continued, "A world dedicated to personal profit and greed, to mass exploitation and the most intensive forms of farming destroys the natural world, bit by bit by bit, that we all rely on. Sixty percent of wildlife has been lost in this country in the past 40 years and it's getting faster and getting worse. The problems are galloping all around the world."