Americans in United Kingdom warned to 'keep a low profile' during Trump's visit

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

Trump is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II later this month. A giant balloon of Trump as a baby will spend two hours floating over London's historic Parliament Square, close to the houses of parliament, after the mayor of London gave permission to an activist who raised £17,000 ($23,000) for the cause.

The notice asks for Americans in Britain to stay aware of their surroundings and to "exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

But as President Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday, he will find plenty of people who think it is more important to oppose him than it is to nurture U.S. -U.K. ties.

A small demonstration is expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with May on Thursday evening.

It's just been announced: "Donald Trump is coming to Britain on a state visit later this year", reads a Facebook event description for a protest planned July 13-14 that has about 60,000 saying they will attend. That led roughly half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the UK.

The 36-year-old, who described Mr Trump's rhetoric as not "entirely to my taste", said she believes he is a proud American nationalist who has generally stuck to the pledges he made to voters.

Already his visit has triggered the largest United Kingdom police mobilization since 2011, the Guardian reported.


Mr Trump is the 12th sitting United States 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.

The National Police Chiefs' Council said discussions were ongoing about "how the resource requirements of this massive operation will be met" but a spokesman said: "We are confident that forces will continue to maintain local policing services".

While Mr Johnson may now be a backbencher, Mr Trump said he hoped he would still see the former foreign minister - another blow to the fragile position of Mrs May.

The protocol is that if embassy staff are warned internally about possible threats, then the American public must be as well, she said.

However, despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit.

On Sunday he moves on to Helsinki to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for long-awaited talks on neutral territory.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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