Americans in the UK during Trump's visit should keep a 'low profile', says US Embassy

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The US Embassy has advised American citizens to keep a ‘low profile’ in the UK when Donald Trump visits amid demonstrations.

Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to the UK between July 12th – 14th, which will see him meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Her Royal Majesty The Queen.

He will partake in a black-tie dinner on Thursday at Blenheim Palace with the Prime Minister, before meeting The Queen for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday. A planned working lunch with Mrs May will take place at Chequers on Friday, too.

During his visit a number of anti-Trump protests have been arranged, with a march of over 50,000 people set to descend on Parliament Square, London, on July 13th, which will see a giant Trump Baby blimp fly over the capital.

A small protest is also planned outside Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for when Trump sits with the Prime Minister, with further demonstrations planned around the country.

The US Embassy has advised US citizens living or visiting in the UK to:

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent.

• Keep a low profile.

• Monitor local media for updates.

• View updates from UK police at met.police.uk and follow @MetPoliceEvents and @MetPoliceUK for guidance.

On Saturday, a Donald Trump welcome party is being held at a pub in Hammersmith, organised by members of TrumpUK.

The party is set to host a number of ‘high-profile’ guests and friends of the US President, as they celebrate welcoming Mr Trump to the UK for the first time.

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