Miners' HQ and unions ready to unfurl 40ft anti-Trump banner on day of president's UK visit

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is set to visit the UK on Friday, July 13.
Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is set to visit the UK on Friday, July 13.

Union leaders are planning to display a huge banner on the day the President of the United States Donald Trump visits the UK as they voice their views against his policies.

Mr Trump is due to arrive in the UK on Friday, July 13, a day after attending a Nato summit in Brussels.

The logo drawn up by Together Against Trump group.

The logo drawn up by Together Against Trump group.

During his stay the POTUS is due to meet the Queen in London, with a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May also expected to take place.

Protests are planned in London, as people voice their concerns about his presidency, with Together Against Trump, which includes the unions of Unite, the TUC, Aslef, CWU, GMB, TSSA and Unison, planning to host another in Durham.

An anti-Trump protest group has already said it plans to march during Durham Miners' Gala, which will take place on Saturday, July 14.

Now the Together Against Trump group has said it plans to unveil its message on a large scale in the city on the day of his visit.

Redhills in Durham is the HQ of the Durham Miners' Association.

Redhills in Durham is the HQ of the Durham Miners' Association.

A spokesman for the group said: "On Friday, July 13, as Donald Trump commences his UK visit, thousands of people will take to the streets to oppose him being here and what he stands for.

"Unite is calling an action to coincide with the protests, in Durham, where a 40-foot banner will be released from the Durham Miners’ Association HQ, visible from the Durham trainline, with the message 'Trump not welcome.'"

They added the unveiling will take place at 1pm, when trade union members and supporters from across Durham will gather outside Redhills, off Redhills Lane in the city, for a protest action, with speakers to also address the crowd.