Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

US Embassy in London alerts Americans of possible violence during Trump visit

US Embassy in London alerts Americans of possible violence during Trump visit

The Embassy of the United States in London warned Americans living and visiting the United Kingdom to "keep a low profile" Tuesday, saying "violent protests" may erupt during President Trump's visit to the UK.

The Embassy sent a "demonstration alert" warning to citizens ahead of Donald Trump's arrival in London on Thursday July 12. 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.

With tens of thousands of Brits signed up to take part in the protests of President Trump's policies, the embassy further warned that "several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with these events". He will meet Theresa May at Chequers before joining the Queen at Windsor Castle on July 13.

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".


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.

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".

The giant diaper-clad Trump baby blimp that will fly over London during President Donald Trump's visit will soon embark on a world tour.

The request as Trump is expected to meet with multiple protests during his first visit to the country since taking office. "But let's be ready - and be prepared to take to the streets in the most incredible protest in our history".

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