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Jeremy Corbyn to speak at anti-Donald Trump rally as cops warn of crackdown on protestors

THE Labour leader is set to address a rally in London against President Trump today on the second day of the US President’s state visit.

Thousands of police officers will be stationed on the streets of the capital ahead of the protests.

It comes after Jeremy Corbyn snubbed yesterday’s state dinner hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Labour’s leader said he wanted to show solidarity with the demonstrators and plans to address the protest.

Police have warned of a huge security operation in place for Trump’s three-day state visit.

Severe restrictions have been placed on where the President will visit to stop the public from getting too close.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said police will take firm action against any protestors who break the law.

“The difficulty is, you’ve got a huge a security operation, but you don’t really know what the protestors and demonstrators are going to do,” said Sky News policing analyst Graham Wettone.

“If they decide to do something that isn’t either known about or authorities are aware of, that makes it really complex for the police to respond and react to that.”

Among the stunts planned by anti-Trump demonstrators today include a 16ft talking robot of the President sitting on a gold toilet.

“You’ve got a huge a security operation, but you don’t really know what the protestors and demonstrators are going to do”

Graham Wetton, Sky News policing analyst

A large Donald Trump blimp showing him as a giant orange baby is also expected to be flown again.

Five giant banners will be unfurled by human rights charity Amnesty International from Vauxhall Bridge, facing the US embassy.

A giant No To Trump rally has also been organised for Finsbury Park, north London.

Rally organiser Terina Hine said: “The government is currently rolling out the red carpet to Donald Trump and we think that as a racist, misogynist, warmonger, that this should not be the case.

“I think the vast majority of people in the UK don’t support Donald Trump’s politics.”

Smaller pro-Trump rallies have also been organised.

The President has sparked controversy since before even setting off for the UK.

Yesterday, he mocked London mayor Sadiq Khan as “short” after Khan said Trump wasn’t welcome in the UK.

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