Hundreds protest as controversial Indian prime minister Narendra Modi visits Wembley Stadium

Hundreds of protestors have flocked to Wembley (pic: Adam Thomas)

Hundreds of protestors have flocked to Wembley (pic: Adam Thomas) - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of protestors held placards and chanted slogans as thousands of people poured into Wembley Stadium to welcome controversial Indian prime minister Narendra Modi this afternoon.

Women protesting about Modi's treatment of females (pic: Francis Henry)

Women protesting about Modi's treatment of females (pic: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

The politicians fans chanted ‘Modi, Modi’ while wearing masks of his face against the shouts of protestors holding up posters claiming he has human rights abuses against minority Sikh and Muslim communities in India.

A group of Sikh protestors (pic: Hannah McGrath)

A group of Sikh protestors (pic: Hannah McGrath) - Credit: Archant

There have been no violence outbursts but there has been some pushing amongst the crowds.

Young members of the Subbu family arrive at the rally to welcome the Indian PM (pic: Francis Henry)

Young members of the Subbu family arrive at the rally to welcome the Indian PM (pic: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

The huge protest comes after Mr Modi lunched with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and attended meetings with business leaders as part of a trade drive.

Narendra Modi will be visiting Wembley Stadium (Pic: PA)

Narendra Modi will be visiting Wembley Stadium (Pic: PA) - Credit: PA WIRE

Mr Modi was welcomed by the Master of the Household, the Queen’s representative, as he entered the Palace.


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He arrived at 1pm in a black Jaguar which headed a five-car convoy wearing a red sleeveless tunic over white clothing before stepping out of the car on to the Palace’s red carpet, which extended into the courtyard.

Up to 60,000 people are expected to attend the extravaganza at Wembley Stadium, which will include performances from Indian and British stars and a fireworks display organisers claim is the UK’s biggest - as well as a speech by Mr Modi.

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