Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip

Clay Curtis
July 12, 2018

Trump is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II later this month.

In a list of "actions to take", the warning recommended that Americans, "Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent", "keep a low profile" and "be aware of your surroundings".

Trump is expected to arrive in London Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium.

One of the demonstrations will begin on the evening of July 12, at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

The state visit has never actually been scheduled - there is fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning among things that Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the USA ambassador's handsome residence near Regents Park rather than in Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle as a guest of the queen.

Other than street marches, they include the flying a massive balloon of Trump as an angry baby from Westminster Gardens near Big Ben.

The demonstration is organised by 'Scotland United Against Trump.' It is to be noted that the US President is also expected to visit Scotland, where he owns a number of golf resorts, the day after his visit to London, read a statement by the Foreign Press Association.

As well as protests in London, a rally will be held on the steps of City Hall on Friday.

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On Wednesday, the Guardian newspaper reported "the United Kingdom police mobilisation for Trump's visit would be the largest since the 2011 English riots", when London was shocked by five days of violence and unrest, with wild scenes of looting and arson, met by mass deployment of 10,000 police.

Up to 50,000 people are expected to descend on the capital, with around 10,000 cops on the ground.

"It's really kind of irrelevant to what we're trying to do and I don't think certainly it doesn't express the opinion of the British people I met", he said.

The protesters will gather here ahead of the visit by President Trump.

In a frank exchange with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, Mr Khan said: "My views are irrelevant".

Mr Trump is the 12th sitting USA president to make such a trip and will spend time with the Queen and prime minister before flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at his golf resort.

British law requires any petition supported by more than 100,000 people to be considered for parliamentary debate, even though there was no serious attempt to prohibit Trump from coming to Britain.

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