Protests have been popping up in the U.K. against the State Visit by Donald Trump, with thousands against the U.S. president and his controversial policies. It is for this reason that Trump and the U.K. prime minister Theresa May think it best to postpone, in the hope that protests will die down. Originally Trump was set to visit in June, after receiving a phone call from May in January this year. According to the International Business Times they have now jointly decided to postpone the visit until 5-8 October, shortly prior to Parliament returning from recess.

Donald Trump is keen to visit the U.K.

The Sun newspaper reportedly quoted a senior government source as saying Trump is keen to visit the U.K. this year, especially after the U.K. P.M.'s visit to the U.S., but he wants the heat to die down first. The source said the White House watches what happens in the U.K. surprisingly closely and they reportedly don’t want to cause a scene. The protests by the Stop Trump Coalition have drawn people from all over the U.K. to protest against the U.S. president, his state visit, and his controversial policies.

Anti-Trump Protests are likely to get worse, not calm down

However, postponing the state visit reportedly won’t make any difference.

The group has said in a statement that delaying the visit until October to “let the heat die down,” will have no effect. In fact, the group promises that things are going to get even hotter. The statement went on to say that whatever time he comes, or wherever he visits, whether in London, Birmingham or Scotland, protesters will meet him in huge numbers, to let him know that the politics of hate and prejudice are not welcome in the U.K.

The statement also said Theresa May had badly miscalculated and that the British people do not want a “racist, misogynist billionaire” coming anywhere near them.

As reported by the Telegraph, London Metropolitan Police chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, also has concerns about the state visit, especially with the level of protests expected during such an event.

Lindsey German of the Stand Up to Trump movement, told the Telegraph that protests would be the largest since back in 2003, when 300,000 people demonstrated against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush.