A demonstration has been organised to protest American president Donald Trump's latest policies.

The protest will be held at the top of Southend high street at 6pm tonight and everyone is welcome to attend.

Trump has caused great controversy with a ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries travelling to America.

The restriction also applies to dual nationals - for example, a British person who is also a citizen of Iran will not be able to enter the US, even though the ban does not include British nationals.

Since the news broke, a petition to ban him from making a state visit to the UK has attracted more than one million signatures and is increasing all the time.

The petition says: "Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.

"Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales.

"Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit."

The protest in Southend High Street, outside the Odeon, is in support of this petition.

Organiser Samantha Reed said: "It's to do with his policies but also the fact that he is scheduled for a state visit here which we believe is inappropriate.

"We have invited a lot of organisations from different cultures to take part so it should be a good event."