Trump visit: Police are beefed up to confront 100000 protesters

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 12, 2018

Mr Trump will then hold a press conference, before travelling on to Windsor Castle in order to meet with the Queen.

It is his first visit to Britain since winning the 2016 presidential election.

BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins described the trip as "the most controversial visit ever made by an American president to Britain".

He will arrive in the United Kingdom on board Air Force One on Thursday afternoon, straight from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, and will carry out a series of engagements on Friday before heading to Scotland for the weekend.

Those in the 100 guests invited to the dinner are representatives from the UK's engineering, defence, food and drink sector, technology, pharmacy, financial services and creative industries.

"It's typical, but honestly Donald Trump's legacy will outlive any big orange balloon and the matters that will be discussed at Chequers and now in Brussels are much more important and will have a much longer effect than any day rally", she said. This part of the visit is being considered private. "That's certainly up to the people, not up to me", said Trump. For example, on a working visit, the visiting head of state does not address Parliament, nor is their accommodation organised and funded by the UK.

Other than street marches, they include the flying a massive balloon of Trump as an angry baby from Westminster Gardens near Big Ben.

Police forces from across the country have been asked to send officers to assist the Metropolitan Police, including 400 from the West Midlands force. Thousands of people are expected to turn out. A giant inflatable depiction of Trump as a almost naked baby will hover above Parliament Square. Britain's Police Federation has warned that the visit will put "unquestionable pressure" on the country's security services-and nearly every police force in England and Wales will send extra police to London to help keep order.

The prime minister will host a gala dinner and a meeting with Trump, giving them time to talk.

The Treasury has confirmed it will fund policing costs of up to £5m in Scotland.

Image copyright AFP Image caption The president will stay at Winfield House on Thursday night What about Trump supporters?

Mass protests are expected across Britain, leading police to mobilize to a degree not seen since 2011.

Mrs May will be seeking to improve her often publicly strained relationship with the USA president as she pushes for a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.

Following the departure of senior figures, including foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, the political atmosphere is febrile.

There might have been a considerable lack of disrespectful fanfare when United States president Donald Trump was in Singapore last month, but Londoners, as it would appear, have a particularly in-your-face way of expressing themselves.

- After the London Bridge terror attack in June past year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said people should not be alarmed by visibly increased security on the streets of the capital.

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