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President's milestone set to be marked with protest

By Adrian Rutherford

A protest will be staged outside the US Consulate in Belfast today to mark Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

It will feature Amnesty International activist Jenny Pollock, dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

Organisers say it is designed to draw attention to human rights concerns during President Trump's first three months in office.

Patrick Corrigan, from Amnesty Northern Ireland, will hand deliver a letter addressed to the US Consul General Daniel Lawton and a dossier outlining 100 ways in which President Trump has threatened human rights.

Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of Donald Trump's tweets have contained unproven or disputed claims since the businessman became president, an analysis has found.

The study looked at whether statements made in tweets from the president's @realDonaldTrump account could either be backed up by publicly-available evidence, or had been disputed by other news outlets.

It found that, of 447 tweets sent since he took office, 108 contained claims that were unproven or disputed - a total of 24.2%.

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