LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 12, 2018) (BBC) – Protesters gathered outside the U.S. ambassador’s residence in London said on Thursday (July 12) that President Donald Trump should not have been invited to Britain.
Trump arrived in Britain on Thursday with demonstrations against his visit planned across the country.
A high fence has been erected around the ambassador’s 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.
More than 60,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday (July 13) when protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.
Many Britons are opposed to Trump’s trip which is not the full state visit he was originally promised with the pomp and ceremony that entails. A YouGov poll on Wednesday (July 11) showed 77 percent had an unfavourable opinion of the president and just 50 percent thought his visit should go ahead.