TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Protesters demonstrated against US President Donald Trump as NATO leaders celebrated its 70th anniversary during a Summit being held in the UK.
As NATO leaders convened in Buckingham Palace to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary at the Heads of State summit on Tuesday evening, crowds voiced their fury over increased defence spending, the development of nuclear weapons and what many see as Trump’s destructive influence on UK politics, Aljazeera reported.
Thousands of protesters marched from Trafalgar Square to the royal residence, where the British Queen hosted a reception for NATO leaders. They came out to protest against host of issues, including the inclusion of the National Health Service in UK-US trade talks, Trump’s policy in the Middle East, an increase in NATO defence spending and what many see as a destructive “special relationship” between the UK and US.
Demonstrators held signs saying “cut war, not healthcare”, “stop Trump’s nuclear arms race”, “stop arming Erdogan”, and “Trump – special relationship? Just say no”.