Saturday, 22 September, 2018

As He Lands In UK, Trump Says ''Fine'' With Protests

London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit Trump visit brings biggest police operation since UK riots
Sidney Guerrero | 12 July, 2018, 19:25

US President Donald Trump arrived in London on Thursday on a two-day visit and said he is "fine" about the protests expected to be held during his tour, saying Britons "like me a lot".

London mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for the Trump Baby, which depicts the president as an angry infant wearing a nappy, to fly above Parliament Square after campaigners raised £16,000 to pay for it.

The people who started the campaign say that the balloon is a means to ensure that Trump "knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him".

On Wednesday, the Guardian newspaper reported "the United Kingdom police mobilisation for Trump's visit would be the largest since the 2011 English riots", when London was shocked by five days of violence and unrest, with wild scenes of looting and arson, met by mass deployment of 10,000 police.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead, from the National Police Coordination Centre, said: "Police forces are working together on a significant, multi-faceted security operation supporting the presidential visit to the UK".

A high metal fence has been erected around the USA ambassador's central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night and the embassy has sent out an alert warning Americans in London to keep a low profile in case protests turn violent.

The trek, coming more than a year and a half into his presidency, does not have the trappings of a state visit.

May welcomed the summit and said it could help address "malign activity" by Russia which Britain blames for a nerve agent attack in March on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southwest England in March.

Thai cave mission successfully rescues soccer team and their coach
"All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave", the SEAL unit said on its Facebook page , adding all were safe. The footballers still awaiting rescue are about two kilometers further in, at a point very hard to access.

"And me mate said "If you call it the Trump Arms I'll organise the party".

A small demonstration is expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May.

The trip includes meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, who has described the USA as Britain's strongest ally, and is determined to secure a trade deal after the country acts on Brexit and leaves the European Union in March 2019.

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

Police Scotland said an air exclusion has been put in place over Mr Trump's Turnberry gold course to stop the large helium balloon, nicknamed the baby blimp, flying overhead.

The Labour leader hit out at Mr Trump on the first day of his controversial visit to the UK.

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.

May was the first head of government to officially meet Trump as president, in January 2017.

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