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An enormous crowd gathering for a Far-Right demonstration in central London chanted Donald Trump’s identify simply days after he grew to become the primary former President of the US to be criminally convicted.

Thousands gathered in Parliament Square on Saturday on the protest, organised by English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.

Footage shared on social media confirmed Robinson, whose actual identify is Stephen Yaxley Lennon, holding a Trump flag aloft and main a chant of “Trump, Trump, Trump!”.

The occasion noticed speeches from Robinson, former actor and Reclaim chief Laurence Fox and political commentator Carl Benjamin.

Around 300 counter-protesters, organised by the marketing campaign group Stand Up To Racism, attended the opposite facet Cenotaph and separated by a police cordon.

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Elsewhere, supporters have been filmed chanting anti-Muslim slogans with police on excessive alert over the presence of demonstrators concerned with earlier dysfunction.

Marchers have been heard chanting “who the f*** is Allah” in addition to different hateful slogans and the Met stated it had recognized attendees “previously well known for involvement in anti-lockdown protests during the pandemic and associated disorder.”

The power stated teams from throughout the UK linked to soccer dysfunction have been noticed on the march.

Addressing the gang, Robinson stated: “This is what London ought to appear to be. First, they ignore you, then they chuckle at you, then they combat you, and then you definitely win.

“Why does it feel like I’m winning?”, he asked as he thanked the attendees, adding: “We’re not going to be silenced any longer.”

Nick Lowles, chief executive of HOPE Not Hate, said ahead of the rally: “Today’s demonstration is set to be the biggest gathering of far-right activists, football hooligans and Tommy Robinson supporters in years.

“There is a strong likelihood of violence as we have unearthed shocking messages from hooligan chat groups where people are threatening to attack people of colour, pro-Palestine demonstrators and even the police.”

Tommy Robinson has been approached for comment.

Last week, a New York jury found Trump guilty in relation to a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to porn actor Stormy Daniels, who claims the two had sex in 2006.

The former president, 77, was convicted of falsifying business records in an attempt to cover up a hush money payment sent to Stormy Daniels.

Trump denied the affair and any wrongdoing. Following the verdict he lamented the “rigged, disgraceful trial”, insisting he is a “very harmless man.”

He told reporters the “actual verdict goes to be 5 November by the individuals,” referring to the date of the looming US election.

Donald Trump has made anti-immigration rhetoric a pillar of his campaigning but used his stranglehold on the GOP to influence lawmakers to kill a bipartisan bill put forward by the Democrats earlier this year that would have significantly toughened border force powers.

The legislation would have seen hundreds of millions of dollars on border wall construction, decisions on asylum cases fast-tracked as well as the ability of the federal government to close down the border when migrant crossings pass a threshold of 5,000 per week.

Democrats accused Trump of sinking the bill’s chances because it would be bad for him politically, while the Republican branded it a “horrible open borders betrayal of America,” as he vowed to “combat all of it the way in which.”