Trump is scheduled to arrive in London this Thursday after a NATO summit. Protesters are expected to show up upon his arrival and the United States Embassy in London is concerned things may get violent and warned Americans to “be aware” of their surroundings.
According to USA Today, In an alert on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in London warned citizens about “numerous demonstrations” planned between Thursday and Sunday that could “attract large crowds” less than friendly to U.S. citizens.
More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday against his visit although a counter-gathering to welcome him is also planned, Reuters reported.
“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 U.S. embassy said in the alert on its website.
“Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events.”
Its advice to U.S. citizens was to “keep a low profile” and “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent”.
As Reported By Aljazeera:
After attending the NATO summit, Trump will then travel to the UK for a visit and then to Finland, where he is scheduled to hold face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking about his upcoming meetings on his European tour, including his first summit with the Russian president on July 16 in Helsinki, Trump told reporters “frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think?”
Putin had two brief meetings with Trump on the sidelines of international summits last year, but plans for a full-fledged summit had been delayed amid the FBI and Congressional probes into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election – dismissed by the US president as a “witch-hunt.”