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President Donald Trump's policy banning people from seven Muslim countries entering the US sparked an "emergency" protest in London, with at least 10,000 attending in Westminster.

Led by political activist Owen Jones, the demo saw crowds gather outside Downing Street to unite against the ban and "Theresa May's decision to ally herself" with the new leader .

Protests simultaneously took place across Edinburgh, Cardiff and Manchester as people react in outrage over the decision.

Republican candidate, Donald Trump

It comes as more than a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump's state visit to Britain be cancelled, thousands of whom are west London residents.

The sentiment was firmly backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who said Trump's visit should not be allowed, despite the government saying it will go ahead.

The protest comes as over a million people signed a petition to stop Trump from coming on a state visit to the country
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Best of the Placards

Mirror politics reporter Dan Bloom has picked out his best placards, including the following:

  • This is only Day 10 of 1,460
  • Don’t let Trump grab Larry! (The Number 10 cat)
  • I’m so angry I made a sign
  • What would Meryl do?
  • Ashamed to be an American
  • Ban Twitler
  • We won’t hold hands with fascists
  • Travel ban for ORANGE people, not brown people

People from all faiths and backgrounds attend demo

People of all ages and backgrounds have joined London’s demo as it “takes over” Westminster.

This poignant sign captured by one Tweeter was one which caught her eye amongst the many.

Meanwhile in other cities....

It’s not just London which have seen a huge gathering, as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Brighton all take to the streets in protest.

Take a look at what’s happening in Cardiff.

And over in Newcastle...

10,000 estimated to be at Downing Street

BBC Radio 4 have reported that around 10,000 are at Downing Street now for the emergency demo

'My family were immigrants after fleeing a war" protester tells getwestlondon

Protester Riddhi Siddhartha, 23, who attends University College London, told getwestlondon: “I’m here tonight because my family were immigrants fleeing a war years ago, when they first arrived here.

“It has changed their life and the UK restored their faith by letting them in.

“The idea that Trump is taking that away from families is disgusting, no one wishes that for anyone.”

WATCH as crowds shout 'He is not welcome'

Loud and clear chants of ‘he is not welcome’ can be heard in this footage from Daniel Jackson, Daily Mirror’s Head Of Communities, who is live from the scene.

Crowds are referring to his planned visit to the Head of State which PM Theresa May announced earlier this week.

“No to Trump, no to War” and “Refugees welcome” are just some of the placards featured.

Crowds turn on May as they chant against Prime Minister

It’s not just Donald Trump who protesters are furious at. Activists begin to chant: “Shame on May” as they gather in Westminster Borough

Prime Minister Theresa May visited the new President and said they have a 'special relationship'
Prime Minister Theresa May visited the new President and said they have a 'special relationship' (Image: Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Crowds extend to Parliament Square as Westminster fills up with demonstrators

'Awesome scenes as London chooses to #StandUpToTrump' says one protester Pic: Shiromi
'Awesome scenes as London chooses to #StandUpToTrump' says one protester Pic: Shiromi

Pictures tweeted by those attending show the sheer scale of turnout here in London tonight.

But those who couldn’t make it have also been putting in their comments to show their solidarity along with those present.

Lily Allen and Ed Miliband amongst string of speakers attending

According to the list drawn up by organiser Owen Jones, the following speakers are expected at the demo:

Lily Allen is said to be addressing people at the demo
Lily Allen is said to be addressing people at the demo (Image: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti
Mohammed Ateek (Syrian refugee)
Ed Miliband MP
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
Caroline Lucas MP
Wail Qasim (Black Lives Matter)
Tim Farron MP
Mhairi Black MP
Asad Rehman (Friends of the Earth)
Lily Allen
Clive Lewis MP
Zrinka Bralo (Migrants Organise)
Shappi Khorsandi (comedian)
Bianca Jagger
Talha Ahma (Muslim Council of Britain)
Kate Hudson (CND)
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP
Malia Bouattia (NUS President)
Natasha Walter (Women for Refugee Women, Women’s March)

What are crowds chanting?

In line with the Facebook group’s original post on why it is taking place, demonstrators can be heard chanting: ““Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here”.

It comes as Donald Trump has ordered a 90 day ban on people travelling from seven countries to the US, which he has called “extreme vetting”.

Commuters can expect crowded tube stations - take a look at this

It’s not just Downing Street that’s filling up with people in their thousands.

Sarah-Jayne Clifton who was heading out of Westminster tube station took a picture to show just how crowded the tube station has got as people make their way to join the protest.

WATCH protesters begin to chant as demo gets underway

Tweeter Amanda captured the scenes as it begins in the country’s capital.

IN PICTURES: Crowds turn out for anti-Trump demo

The first few photographs have begun to pour in on social media at London’s demo.

The hashtag #standagainstTrump has been widely circulated Pic: Owen Jones
The hashtag #standagainstTrump has been widely circulated Pic: Owen Jones
Crowds gather at Downing Street Pic: G-man
Crowds gather at Downing Street Pic: G-man

How did organisers explain why they're holding the demo?

The Facebook page rallying for London to unite
The Facebook page rallying for London to unite

Written in the Facebook event, the following statement explains why Owen Jones and others are urging people to gather outside Downing Street tonight, slamming Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to forge a “special relationship” with Donald Trump.

Theresa May has decided to ally herself with Donald Trump’s bigoted, misogynistic government. She has refused to speak out against Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan - even when her own Members of Parliament are targeted. It is not only weak, it is a matter of national shame - disgracing our country across the world.

There are moments of terrible injustice throughout history where we look back and rightly ask - what did people do? Future generations will look back at the targeting of Muslims - as we look back at the targeting of Jews - with disgust, horror and shame. If we do not speak out, we are complicit.

Theresa May has betrayed her own people. That doesn’t mean we have to. Let’s stand in solidarity with those targeted by Donald Trump’s hateful government, including the people of this country, outside Downing Street and all over Britain.

Other governments - like Canada, like France, like Germany - have spoken out. Our weak, cowardly government has refused to. Let’s not have the same cowardice and betrayal as our own government.

Where and when is it taking place?

Demonstrators have been told to gather outside Downing Street at 6pm where the protest will begin.

Organised by political activist and author of The Establishment Owen Jones, the Facebook event says at least 28,000 are attending tonight.

We’ll bring you photos and videos from the scene as it kicks off.