This 20 February 2017 video says about itself:
Protests in London as MPs debate Trump’s UK visit
Thousands of protesters gathered in London on Monday as British MPs debated the government’s decision to invite US President Donald Trump on a state visit. Close to 2 million Britons signed an online petition calling for the visit to be blocked. Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from London.
From Sky News in Britain today:
Donald Trump to visit UK in July, Sky sources say
The visit, the US President’s first to the UK since he was elected in 2016, is likely to prompt protests.
US President Donald Trump will visit the UK in mid-July, according to Sky sources.
Sky’s senior political correspondent Beth Rigby revealed that a full announcement is expected in the next day or so.
Mr Trump was due to open the new US Embassy in London in February but cancelled the trip …
It has been reported that he told Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year that he would visit the UK this summer.
It would be Mr Trump‘s first trip to this country since he was elected in November 2016.
Mrs May invited him for a state visit when she travelled to the White House in January 2017.
The controversies of Mr Trump’s presidency have already put paid to plans for the procession up the Mall and a state banquet amid warnings of mass protests on the streets.
More than 1.8 million Britons signed a petition demanding that the President be prevented from making a state visit to the UK.
The July trip would likely be a lower-key working visit.
Speaking days ago, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that if Mr Trump does visit, he should expect peaceful protests in the British capital.
Mr Khan, who has repeatedly clashed with the US President since they were both elected roughly two years ago, told the Press Association: “We have got a great history in our city of protests.
“We have got a great history in our city of bringing about change by protest, the key thing is for it to be lawful, for it to be peaceful.
“I have no doubt that if he does come, there will be some people who want to express their views loudly and peacefully to the President.”
Mr Trump is currently hosting French President Emmanuel Macron in Washington DC where he has hailed the “great relationship” between the US and France.
LONDON’S CALLING CNN reports that Trump is expected to visit the U.K. in July, a trip likely to spark mass protests in the capital of America’s oldest ally. [CNN]
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