Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

Trump is expected to arrive after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium and will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, and will attend a black-tie dinner at the home of former World War Two leader Winston Churchill.

The US embassy in London suggests he's not the only one who should do so: It told US citizens in Britain today (July 10) to "keep a low profile" for the duration of his trip-and to be aware of their surroundings.

While Trump is expected to have a busy schedule throughout his visit, there is at least one place that he will avoid: central London.

A black-tie dinner will be hosted in Blenheim Palace near Oxford.

They will then spend the night at the American ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, Winfield House.

Reuters reports that more than 50,000 people have signed up to protest Trump's visit in London on Friday.

Workmen construct fences, before the US presidential visit at the end of the week, around the USA ambassador's residence in Regent's Park in London, Britain, July 10, 2018.

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

LONDON ― The U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom.

Mass protests are expected across Britain, leading police to mobilize to a degree not seen since 2011.

He also refused to endorse Ms May as prime minister and heaped praise on his "friend" Boris Johnson a day after he quit as foreign secretary. "That's certainly up to the people, not up to me", said Trump.

Thousands of people are expected to protest against the president's visit across the UK.

Scotland Yard said it has specialist plans in place to ensure the event will be secure and said in a statement: "We are preparing for a multi-faceted policing and security operation, involving the protection and movement of the president".

Prime Minister May has abundant reasons to seek a close relationship with Trump - not least, the United States will be an even more vital trade partner once Britain leaves the European Union next year - but it is an uneasy embrace, given her opposition to many of his key policies.

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

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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