The U.S. embassy in London has issued a warning to American citizens to “keep a low profile” during President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom later this week.
The US embassy has taken the unusual step of issuing a warning to American citizens in the UK to "keep a low profile" during the visit of President Trump https://t.co/ZtUGw954gl pic.twitter.com/CkTIig0M2q
— CNN (@CNN) July 11, 2018
The embassy issued a statement on Tuesday outlining “actions to take” should Americans find themselves entrenched in anti-Trump demonstrations, which are scheduled to take place Thursday through Saturday as the president tours the country.
@JoeNBC Thoughts on this Joe? The US Embassy in UK issuing warning to US Citizens to ‘keep a low profile’. I don’t know a single Brit that likes Trump but equally not one that would take it out on a US Citizen. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/AKGLj3Aps5
— Chris Keaveny (@KeavenyChris) July 11, 2018
“Be aware of your surroundings,” the statement reads, urging visitors from the U.S. to “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent.”
The embassy also encourages Americans to “keep a low profile.”
An US President is heading to Great Britain. Americans there, in GB, are warned to take a LOW PROFILE. (That’d be hard for a Texan to do). Least their, American, presence causes problems. All due to TRUMP. R U KIDDING ME? https://t.co/uQCD7gOZhj
— Kirk Pitman (@iamTexasBred) July 10, 2018
Trump will arrive in the U.K. on Thursday, traveling to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where he will attend a black tie dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May. A small protest is slated to take place during the dinner.
Trump and First Lady Melania may also encounter demonstrators outside the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, where the couple will stay Thursday night into Friday.
Trump and May will have lunch on Friday at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s summer residence.
The biggest protest will be the “Stop Trump” march on Friday, during which a giant baby Trump blimp is set to fly over London. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan signed off on the blimp’s flight earlier this month.
Trump’s plans to visit London during his three-day tour of the U.K. were canceled last week in order to shield him from the swath of demonstrations that are scheduled to take place in the British capital.
— brian (@sentient02970) July 11, 2018
“As well as in London, protests are expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge, and Cardiff after Trump arrives on Thursday,” CNN reported on Wednesday.