Trump state visit: Protests outside as MPs debate petition

Protests took place in central London as MPs clashed over whether US President Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK.

The debate was triggered by two petitions - one against a state visit, which got 1.85 million signatures, and one in favour which got 311,000.

A group of anti-Trump protesters gathered in Parliament Square, while similar demonstrations were organised elsewhere around the UK, including in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.

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