Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip

Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip

At the 4 July party near the USA embassy in central London celebrating revellers made banners reading "Trump 2020" and "Welcome Mr President, the United Kingdom loves you".

The US Embassy in London issued the alert ahead of Trump's arrival on Thursday after attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Mass demonstrations are expected to flare up across the capital and elsewhere.

And with a giant "Trump Baby" balloon set to fly in the air over multiple demonstrations, USA officials urged Americans to "keep a low profile" in the English capital.

The embassy said these demonstrations were expected to attract large crowds and cause road closures.

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Widespread protests are being planned across Britain to take place while the U.S. president is in the country.

While he is in England, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at her 16th century home, meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle as well as attend a black-tie dinner at the former home of Winston Churchill.

The alert encourages American citizens in the city to remain alert of their surrounds, be aware of gatherings that could be occurring in their vicinity, and to "keep a low profile".

The Embassy sent a "demonstration alert" warning to citizens ahead of Donald Trump's arrival in London on Thursday July 12.

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Although protests against USA policies aren't a new thing, those planned during Trump's visit are also targeted toward him personally.

The sad news for Trump Baby is that Trump himself apparently won't be spending much time in London itself and is unlikely to see his inflated, infantile likeness in person.

- After the London Bridge terror attack in June previous year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said people should not be alarmed by visibly increased security on the streets of the capital.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has had a number of social media spats with the president, gave permission for a blimp portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby to be flown over parliament.

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May's future was thrown into question after two high-level cabinet members -including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson- resigned amid the growing chaos surrounding Brexit negotiations. "I've always liked him", he said.

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