Offbeat London mayor says anti-Trump protests must be peaceful

19:00  12 july  2018
19:00  12 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

We love Donald Trump: U.S. president's UK fans look forward to visit, denounce protests

  We love Donald Trump: U.S. president's UK fans look forward to visit, denounce protests Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out against Donald Trump when he visits Britain next week but some believe the protests are an embarrassment and that the U.S. president deserves a warm welcome.Load Error

A speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been disrupted by protesters shouting pro-Brexit and Pro-Donald Trump slogans. Mr Khan the visit would have been hampered by “mass peaceful protests ” as Mr Trump ’s controversial views were the “polar You must be logged in to vote.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says Trump 'got the message' over UK visit. Khan said Trump 's visit would "without doubt have been met with mass peaceful protests " and that it was a mistake for Prime Minister Theresa May to invite him on a state visit.

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Protests in London against the visit by President Donald Trump must be "peaceful and good-spirited," London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday after the U.S. leader landed in the British capital.

"My message to those coming to the protests in London is that this must be peaceful and good-spirited. To those intent on causing trouble or breaking the law, I simply say: you are not welcome," he said in a statement.

Khan, a member of Britain's opposition Labour Party who has clashed with Trump in the past, added that protests against Trump were not anti-American and instead reflected Londoners' opposition to "the politics of fear and despair."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison)

'Together Against Trump', thousands protest peacefully in London .
Chanting "Donald Trump has got to go," tens of thousands of protesters marched through London on Friday waving banners and banging pots to demonstrate against the U.S. president on his first official visit to Britain. Under a brilliant blue sky, demonstrators streamed through central London's main streets carrying placards saying "Dump Trump" and "Keep your tiny hands off women's rights." Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was among the throng.Organizers said 250,000 people were protesting in London and other demonstrations were expected in cities around the country, including Windsor where the U.S.

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