Part premiere, part Trump protest, Londoners gather for Oscar movie


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  • Monday, 27 Feb 2017

Director Asghar Farhadi's film The Salesman is shown on a screen in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved London's winter drizzle on Sunday for a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie that has become a rallying point for opponents of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

Hours ahead of what looked set to be the most politicised Academy Awards for years, London Mayor Sadiq Khan made clear his political motivation in hosting the British premiere of the "The Salesman", whose Iranian director is boycotting the Hollywood ceremony.

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