Americans in UK warned to keep 'low profile' during Trump visit

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2018

An alert posted on the embassy's website Tuesday listed advice for any America who unexpectedly finds themselves caught up in an anti-Trump demonstration.

Monitor local media for updates. This remark came following comments Trump made about London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the aftermath of the London Bridge terrorist attack, which killed seven.

"Numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, 2018, surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to the United Kingdom", the US embassy said in the alert on its website.

The organizers continued on, "BUT people have been SO generous and supportive that we now have WAY more money than we can sensibly spend just on Trump's United Kingdom visit in July!" Demonstrations against his much-delayed visit are planned across the country, with more than 55,000 expected to hit the streets of London.

Demos on Thursday include one near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where Mr Trump will attend a black-tie dinner, and another not far from the United States ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, where Trump and his wife Melania will stay overnight.


But the president will avoid London nearly entirely during his trip, which has been characterized as an attempt to avoid humiliation over the planned protests surrounding his visit.

Trump pictured setting off to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Europe from Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Tuesday.

The warning comes hours after British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a growing backlash over her government's failure to secure a deal on the UK's upcoming divorce from the European Union.

Nearly all of Trump's activities will be outside the city: He'll meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, not Buckingham Palace.

The U.S. president is also due to travel to Scotland where he owns two golf courses and Scotland's interim police chief has said more than 5,000 officers would be needed for to cover the trip, including specialist riot and armed officers.

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