In Pictures: Saudi crown prince greeted by human rights protesters

Human rights activists, arms trade opponents and anti-war campaigners staged a protest outside Downing Street.

Press Association
Last updated: 7 March 2018 - 8.20pm

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia arrived on Wednesday for a historic meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace amid widespread protests over the Middle Eastern country’s human rights record.

A life-size statue of a child placed by Save the Children next to the Houses of Parliament to draw attention to the war in Yemen ahead of the visit of the Crown Prince (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
A life-size statue of a child placed by Save the Children next to the Houses of Parliament to draw attention to the war in Yemen ahead of the visit of the crown prince (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Three billboards protesting against the visit are driven around Parliament Square (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Billboards protesting against the visit were driven around Parliament Square (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Mohammed bin Salman visit to UK
People gathered in Whitehall to protest against the visit (Yui Mok/PA)
Mohammed bin Salman visit to UK
The protesters near Downing Street were aiming to raise awareness of the war in Yemen (Yui Mok/PA)
Mohammed bin Salman visit to UK
The sale of arms by the UK to Saudi Arabia was also highlighted (Yui Mok/PA)
Mohammed bin Salman visit to UK
Some placards accused the crown prince of being a war criminal (Yui Mok/PA)
Mohammed bin Salman visit to UK
Police officers on duty outside Downing Street as the protest took place (Yui Mok/PA)

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