PROTESTERS gathered in Stourbridge this evening (Monday) to voice their objections to American President Donald Trump's State visit to Britain.

Members of the Black Country Stand Up to Racism group descended with banners outside Tesco, next to the town clock, at 6pm to highlight their opposition to the lavish welcome being bestowed on the controversial US President by the British government and the Royal Family.

Jim Warner, assistant secretary of Dudley Trades Union Council, said: "We believe he's a racist, he's a sexist, he's a climate change denier; he's a whole host of things that we don't stand for."

Stand up to Racism member Paul Jonson from Stourbridge added: “He has a right to come here but we have a right to unwelcome him."

Both Mr Warner and Mr Jonson will be among anti-racism campaigners from across Stourbridge and Dudley heading to London tomorrow (Tuesday) to join protesters in Trafalgar Square on the second day of President Trump's visit.

Mr Trump said on Twitter earlier today that he hadn't seen any protests yet and that the London part of the trip was "going really well". He added: "The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country."