Protests against President Trump’s are expected to ‘turn violent’
The US Embassy in London has issued a warning to all Americans living in the capital to keep a “low profile” for the duration of President Trump’s as protests are expected to ‘turn violent.’
“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 U.S. embassy said announced on its website.
Trump will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at her 16th-century manor house and meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle during is highly anticipated and controversial visit.
The President will also travel to Scotland were his two golf courses are located.
Scotland’s interim police chief said that 5,000 officers would be needed to cover the trip including special riot police.
Zerohedge reports: Meanwhile, over 50,000 protesters have signed up to participate in various demonstrations during his visit – including a plan to fly a $23,000 “baby Trump” blimp over parliament after its approval by London Mayor Sadiq Kahn.
And while Nigel Farage called “a disgrace,” Trump supporters promptly deemed the blimp to be awesome:
And while Trump supporters love the President’s blunt, unfiltered style – many Britons are turned off by the New York billionaire’s bravado.
While Britain regards the United States as its closest ally, some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues.
His comments on militant attacks in Britain and his re-tweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by a leader of a far-right UK party sparked anger. -Reuters
The Trump baby balloon is genius.
a) It will definitely encourage the President not to be puerile or childish.
b) It will definitely encourage the President to give Britain a great new trade deal post-Brexit.
Well done everyone! pic.twitter.com/slVyzBoGsI
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 6, 2018
Workmen constructed barriers and roadblocks around the US ambassador’s residence in Regent’s park in London.
“Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events,” said the embassy on its website.
Ahead of his European trip, Trump said that Britain was currently “in somewhat turmoil” as Prime Minister May deals with the fallout from the latest cabinet crisis after two top ministers quit to protest her plans for post-Brexit trade policy with the EU next March.
“I have NATO, I have the UK, which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have (Vladimir Putin),” Trump said as he set off on his trip to Europe which includes a meeting with the Russian President in the Finnish capital Helsinki. -Reuters