Americans In London Urged To 'Keep A Low Profile' During Trump Visit

Avenatti quoted a tweet from the Women's March London listing some objectives of its march, which will start at 12:30 p.m. Friday outside Portland Place and end at Parliament Square.

Meanwhile, Theresa May's government is nervously anticipating disruption from the guest himself. As Britain pointed the finger at the Kremlin and expelled Russian diplomats, Trump rallied behind her and kicked out 60 Russian envoys from the United States in solidarity.

His trip coincides with a tumultuous week for the British prime minister after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

Ahead of his visit, Trump said Britain was now "in somewhat turmoil" as Prime Minister May grappled with a political crisis after two top ministers quit over her plans for trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next March.

"I'm not for or against him coming, but I hope he doesn't come here and do something negative".

Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a "censor".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council during a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. From there his meetings with Mrs May will be at her country home, Chequers, which offers a "more informal setting", according to a Downing Street spokesman.

"The protest against Trump will be a real celebration of the diversity that we love in the United Kingdom - and will give a strong signal that his message of hate and division is not welcome in this country".

The baby blimp of President Trump is due to be flown over London this week.

Mr Trump will instead be ensconced at Windsor Castle, west of London on Friday when a blimp tethered next to the Houses of Parliament.

But while protests are planned to take place across London, Trump may still largely avoid them all. Permission for the float was issued by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has exchanged back-and-forth criticism with Trump. The issue is 'Do they have freedom to protest, freedom to assemble and should they be allowed to do so?' "The mayor of London should be ashamed of himself".

"We need to show the world what millions of people in this country think of the bigotry and the hatred that he represents", Owen Jones, a Guardian columnist who helped organize the anti-Trump demonstrations, told TIME on Monday.

Vanessa Coleman

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