Campaigners claim win as Trump cancels British visit

“It is proof that protest can prevail and that the most powerful world players can be faced down".

Anti-Trump campaigners claimed victory on January 13 after the US president cancelled a planned visit to London in the face of planned mass protests.

Trump was due to cut the ribbon of the new US embassy in south London next month. Trump claimed that he had cancelled the trip because he was unhappy at plans to move the embassy.

Morning Star Online reported that Maz Saleem of campaign group Stand Up to Trump welcomed the news, saying: “It is a victory for the millions who oppose the president’s racism, his addiction to war, his sexism and his billionaire’s contempt for ordinary people.

“It is proof that protest can prevail and that the most powerful world players can be faced down. We will continue to build the widest possible co-ordination against a future visit in the confidence that we can win again.”

Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the real reason Trump cancelled his visit was that he had “got the message” that Londoners oppose his bigotry.

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