President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be on a three day visit to the UK starting June 3 to June 5 where he is going to attend events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings. The President will be guests of the Queen during the period but will also hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on a range of bilateral issues.
The venue of the event, Portsmouth holds special significance given that this was one among several sites that the allied troops had first landed on D-Day. That was when WWII was at its peak and D-Day marked the beginning of the attack on Hitler’s famous Atlantic Wall.
Among the other countries also invited to attend the event in Portsmouth on June 5 include Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. President Trump will thereafter be travelling to France where he is scheduled to attend other events to mark the D-Day landings in the country.
However, Trump’s UK visit isn’t expected to be as smooth as one might believe it’s likely to be. For scores of protesters opposing his visit to the UK have lined up a series of protests in several of the places that Trump is scheduled to visit. Its two specific groups – Stop Trump coalition and Stand Up To Trump who had protested the President’s visit to the UK in 2018 and has vowed to stage a bigger demonstration this time.