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

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2018

Several protests are planned in the United Kingdom during President Trump's upcoming visit to the country.

The U.S. Embassy in London has warned Americans in the British capital to "keep a low profile" during the visit of their Commander-in-Chief as a result of the major protests that are expected.

There might have been a considerable lack of disrespectful fanfare when United States president Donald Trump was in Singapore last month, but Londoners, as it would appear, have a particularly in-your-face way of expressing themselves.

In its alert the embassy said: 'The majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London on July 13, with other events planned for July 12 and 14.

The embassy listed a few "actions to take", including: being aware of surroundings, keeping a low profile, monitoring local media and exercising caution "if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

"Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events".

What are all these protests about?

Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and thousands of protesters are expected to join demonstrations during his visit, including plans to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

Trump's visit to the expected to be met with significant protests from left-wing activists, promoted by members of the left-wing Labour Party who have repeatedly called for Trump to be uninvited, particularly due to his administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policies that separated children from their families at the border.

News editor Gordon Robertson of The Daily Record said, "We have a great respect for the office of the president and affection for American presidents, but not the incumbent". Robertson called President Trump "a threat to worldwide stability", and added that "he has a tenuous relationship with the truth". "We don't know when".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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