Gary Lineker and Lily Allen join protest against Donald Trump

first_imgThe crowds were so big Lily Allen almost didn’t make it, complaining on Twitter of being stuck in traffic.She said: “Am here but crowds bare massive: can’t get anywhere near Downing St”. Just spotted former Nagoya Grampus Eight striker @GaryLineker at the Trump #travelban protest in Westminster. pic.twitter.com/DuZAl620GU— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) January 30, 2017 Now, Parliament is expected to debate the state visit, with some MPs including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn already campaigning for people to sign the petition.It seems the debate may prove fruitless; a Downing Street source has told the BBC that cancelling the trip would be “populist gesture” and “undo everything” achieved by Theresa May during her trip to the US last week.  Meanwhile, Gary Lineker was spotted by many passers-by mingling with people in the crowd. Thousands of people filled the streets of cities across the country on Monday night to protest against Donald Trump’s travel ban and ask Theresa May to rescind his state visit.Among them were celebrities Gary Lineker, who attended with his two sons, and Lily Allen.Protests were seen in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Brighton, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool and Birmingham.The London protest boasted an influential line-up of speakers, including Allen, Lineker, Ed Miliband and Diane Abbott.  He wrote “well played London” on Instagram after attending the event.1.5 million Brits have signed a petition asking for Donald Trump’s state visit to be rescinded.The Donald Trump petition calls for the visit, which is due to take place in the summer, to be abandoned because of the risk it will “embarrass” the Queen. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Show more Can’t even see a stage NGL pic.twitter.com/amlpw5UhXC— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 30, 2017last_img

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