“Protesters gather in London for mass anti-Trump rallies,” screamed the CNN headline.
One march started at 11 a.m. London time with another at 2 p.m. But if pictures from the first march are any indication, estimates of 200,000 angry protesters clogging the city streets might be heavily exaggerated.
That is literally it. pic.twitter.com/PSNnxHsgDm
— Fred (@confitcanard) July 13, 2018
Another picture from the BBC showed even fewer people gathered.
While it’s still early in London and people aren’t yet off work, the crowds are dismal. They’ll no doubt grow and rabble rousers will set fires and destroy property as they always do, but it’s a lame start to the protests.
President Trump is mostly staying away from London. Saying he has been told that a 20-foot “Trump Baby” blimp will be flown above Parliament Square today, he said: “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London.”
The mainstream media also played up a planned protest in Brussels on Wednesday dubbed “Make Peace Great Again.” Over and over, organizers said thousands of protesters were set to gather outside the NATO summit to protest Trump.
But only a couple of dozen people actually showed up.
“Euro News’ Damon Embling reported that organizers were expecting a few thousand people to attend the protest, but just a few dozen turned out,” NTK Network reported.