LONDON FALLING: US Embassy Warns Americans of 'VIOLENT' PROTESTS During Trump Visit

Lewis Collier
July 11, 2018

Nigel Farage ripped London Mayor Sadiq Khan for allowing a large blimp featuring the effigy of an infant Donald Trump to be flown over the city while the US president visits.

"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 US embassy said in the alert on its website.

On Tuesday, Trump left for a weeklong Europe trip that includes a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

The embassy advised Americans in the country to be aware of their surroundings, "keep a low profile", exercise caution if large gatherings are present, and monitor local media reports for updates.

Stripped of all the pomp of a full state visit, it seems that Trump will largely avoid the streets of London by meeting the PM at her country residence at Chequers, as well as the Queen at Windsor Castle.

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".

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has frequently criticized Trump, has already given the approval for a giant blimp dubbed "Trump baby" to fly over the United Kingdom parliament Friday.

"Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events", the embassy said. The Trump blimp baby is expected to make its debut during this time.

Trump's schedule will largely keep him out of central London and it seems unlikely that the USA president will come close enough to Westminster to see the blimp.

The blimp has been granted permission to rise above the British Parliament for two hours on Saturday, after Trump arrives in the UK.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News.

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