While members of the British Parliament are debating whether or not to welcome Donald Trump with a state visit, people across the United Kingdom on Monday are taking to the streets to protest the anti-immigrant policies championed by the new usa president and the global far-right movement.
MPs, sitting in a packed Westminster Hall committee room, were debating two opposing petitions, one signed by 1.85 million opposing a Trump visit and another by 312,000 welcoming him.
The government insists the US President's trip will go ahead - despite nearly two million people signing a petition against it.
All petitions with more than 100,000 signatures are eligible for debate in parliament - but not a binding vote.
The demonstrations come as thousands are expected to fill Parliament Square to call for a state visit by Trump, which was announced after UK Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to meet the newly inaugurated president in January.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas added that Trump had "shown such effrontery to basic climate science" in his views on climate change.
TORY MP Nigel Evans has raged at his fellow MPs for refusing to accept Donald Trump's democratic election as they debate his state visit to the UK.
The petition calling for the state visit to be canceled - the second-biggest petition ever on Parliament's website - does not seek to ban Trump from traveling to Britain.
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"It is hard to know whether to be appalled at the morality of this invitation or just astonished at the stupidity of the invitation", said SNP MP Alex Salmond, who called May's outreach "stomach-churning".
State visits are rare for presidents.
A Stop Trump Coalition website named February 20 a "day of action" against the United States president, listing events planned across Britain. But for this man, after seven days, we say 'Please come and we will lay on everything because we are so desperate for your company?'.
"If (Donald Trump) has a state visit, I think it will make our country look bad".
"I'm afraid that these self-indulgent virtue-signalling antics of those MPs, who are going to speak against this would really be pathetic if the implications weren't so serious".
Gainsborough MP, Sir Edward Leigh, said: "There are two ways in which those who agree that the state visit should go ahead can approach the debate".
Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for offering Mr Trump a state visit too soon in his already highly controversial presidency.
Duncan added that neither the timing nor the content of the visit have been planned.
There was no vote at the end of the debate, and ultimately it is up to the British Government whether to withdraw the invitation, or downgrade the visit.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow set aside his customary political neutrality to say that Trump should not be invited to address Parliament when he comes to Britain.