Anti-Trump Protesters, Climate Activists Leave London Streets Covered in Litter
Crowds leave piles of trash behind after watching socialist Corbyn rant on the environment
British anti-Trump protesters left London's streets covered in litter on Tuesday after watching socialist Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rant about the president's stance on Climate Change and the environment.
Images from around Trafalgar Square and Parliament, where the protests took place, show discarded banners and plaques which have been dumped on the floor on the floor by "activists."
Despite public endorsements from disgraced London Mayor Sadiq Khan, only a fraction of the anticipated number of people turned up to march against President Donald Trump and hear Corbyn bash the US leader.
Organizers admitted that the total turnout was only in the tens of thousands after predicting that hundreds of thousands would march against President Trump during his official UK visit.
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference with PM Theresa May, Trump blasted the media for peddling "fake news" and exaggerating the numbers of protesters gathering to object to his visit.
"We left the Prime Minister, the Queen, the royal family, there were thousands of people on the streets cheering," the president explained.
"Even coming over today there were thousands cheering.
"Then I heard there were protests, I said 'Where are the protests? I don't see any protests'.
"I did see a small protest today when I came - very small - so a lot of it is fake news, I hate to say."
According to the Daily Mail, Climate Change activists, students, pacifists, trade union members, and families all gathered.
The protesters included Handmaids Against Trump - women who will be draped in red with white hoods in homage to Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel about a crackdown on reproductive rights - A Handmaid's Tale.
Signs that read "Stop Trump," "Stop Brexit," and "Tories Out Now" were left on the ground along with bottles and food wrappers.
Other protesters left signs that had messages which read "Trump Climate Disaster," and "#DumpTrump," and took their message quite literally when they dumped their litter across London.
Garbage disposal trucks were pictured on the streets of central London, as the cleanup operation began on Tuesday afternoon.
Evening commuters were seen wading through the trash on their way home from work.
During the protests, Corbyn suggested that President Trump wasn't taking climate change seriously.
"Can we stop treating people who travel for a place of safety, escape from oppression, from Climate Change-induced degradation or economic poverty to try to make their contribution to the world - don't treat them as enemies, treat them as fellow human beings and citizens of this planet who deserve our support, our sympathy and our understanding."
He mentioned his request to the UK Government to declare a climate emergency across the whole planet and said we needed to protect the natural world.
"If we are to protect the natural world and environment on which we all depend, then actions have to be taken.
"A world dedicated to personal profit and greed, to mass exploitation and the most intensive forms of farming destroys the natural world, bit by bit by bit, that we all rely on.
"Sixty percent of wildlife has been lost in this country in the past 40 years and it's getting faster and getting worse.
"The problems are galloping all around the world."
He also mentioned the Paris climate change accord, which Trump famously snubbed.