Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

LONDON FALLING: US Embassy Warns Americans of 'VIOLENT' PROTESTS During Trump Visit

LONDON ― President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump touch down in London on Thursday for a working visit, and while his meeting schedule will keep him nearly exclusively outside of the capital, she will be spending some time in town.

"You see, what's going on throughout the world with immigration..."

"It's the office of the President that's coming to the UK".

Later in the day, the President will head to Windsor Castle, where he will have a tea with the Queen.

A statement on the U.S. embassy website warns United States citizens to "be aware of your surroundings [and] exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

"Donald Trump could do perfectly fine doing rallies in the USA".

As well as in London, protests are expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff after Trump arrives here on Thursday.

Mr. Trump, however, suggested before leaving a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday to head for London, that Britons in general agree with his policies, in particular his tough stance on immigration.

Trump visit latest: US president arrives in the UK
Rarely has a foreign leader been so mocked on an official visit - London's mayor, a Muslim who has challenged Mr. In Brussels, Mr Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May had the chance to speak to each other ahead of his visit.

In an alert on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in London warned citizens about "numerous demonstrations" planned between Thursday and Sunday that could "attract large crowds" less than friendly to U.S. citizens. That led roughly half a million people to sign a petition calling for him to be banned from entering the United Kingdom.

British law requires any petition supported by more than 100,000 people to be considered for parliamentary debate, even though there was no serious attempt to prohibit Trump from entering Britain. It was an extraordinary rebuke from a close ally.

Queen Elizabeth II has outlasted 13 U.S. presidents during her reign.

May's government has recently been shaken following at least three resignations of senior members of her cabinet - including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis, following disagreements on how to exit the EU.

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Trump as a cartoon baby stands inflated in London's Bingfield Park.

A high metal fence has been erected around the United States ambassador's central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night.

May is trying to unify her deeply divided Conservative Party behind her Brexit plans with some of her own lawmakers openly speaking of a leadership challenge.

May will seek to put the tensions behind her when she hosts Trump later Thursday for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of World War II prime minister Winston Churchill. These will focus on relations with Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

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