London’s U.S. embassy issued a warning to American citizens to keep a “low profile” and avoid “large gatherings” in the capital as leftist, anti-Trump protesters prepare to shut down the city during the President’s visit.
Safety alerts are normally issued to foreign citizens by their embassies in times of political instability, terrorism, and natural disasters; but the U.S. embassy in London has had to issue a “demonstration alert” on Tuesday ahead of planned protests for July 12 to 14, Breitbart reports.
Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – July 10, 2018
Event: 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 majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London on July 13, with other events planned for July 12 and 14. Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events.
Actions to Take:
• Be aware of your surroundings.
• Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent.
• Keep a low profile.
• Monitor local media for updates.
• View updates from UK police at met.police.uk and follow @MetPoliceEvents and @MetPoliceUK for guidance.
American citizens to “keep a low profile”, “be aware of your surroundings”, and “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent”.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has stated that “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity”, and for that precise reason an official visit by U.S. President Donald Trump would “not be welcomed”.
Khan made the statement in written responses to questions from a member of the London Assembly, in which he was asked what he would do to make President Trump “feel welcome” when the anticipated visit comes in 2018.
Stating he had “previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump”, the mayor made clear he feels a visit by President Trump would be against the “interests and security of Londoners”. Khan said :”It is clear that any official visit here would not be welcomed.” RWT News
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