Corbyn says protest is opportunity to stand in solidarity with those "attacked" by Trump

Jeremy Corbyn will speak at a protest against President Trump’s state visit in Trafalgar Square tomorrow.

The Labour leader had declined an invitation to state banquet in the President’s honour, due to take place this evening.

In a tweet earlier today, Corbyn said the protest was an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those “attacked” by the President, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The banquet, at Buckingham Palace, takes place on day one of President Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK.

The President will meet Theresa May tomorrow. The two leaders will hold a press conference and she will give him a tour of the Cabinet War Rooms.

A formal bilateral meeting has been omitted from the President’s official schedule. May is due to resign as Conservative Party leader on Friday, and will be replaced as Prime Minister when the contest for her successor concludes.