Heavy security for Trump's first official United Kingdom visit

Heavy security for Trump's first official United Kingdom visit

This is his full schedule.

Sadiq Khan supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority to allow the 20ft inflatable, dubbed "Trump Baby" to rise above Parliament Square Gardens for two hours on Friday morning while the U.S. president is in London.

The planned demonstrations during Trump's visit have triggered the biggest mobilisation of police officers since the 2011 riots, with officials warning that it will put "unquestionable pressure" on forces.

Donald Trump will land in Britain after flying in from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Prime Minister Theresa May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a dinner at Blenheim Palace this evening. The music will have an American flavor, with the "Liberty Fanfare" and the "National Emblem" chosen alongside "Amazing Grace".

After landing at Stansted Airport, the US President is set to fly to the US Ambassador's residence by helicopter, where he will stay the night.

Trump will spend four days in the United Kingdom from Thursday, where he will meet with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May. This will include a working lunch.

Mr Trump will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen before heading to Scotland for a private part of the four-day visit. He will be welcomed by David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland.

May has had to defend Trump's visit in the face of fiery criticism from opposition lawmakers.

Winfield House has one of the largest private gardens in greater London, but it won't be possible to see the "Trump baby" balloon from its grounds. 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.

A Go Home van will be driven around Westminster during the afternoon.

As well as in London, protests are expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff after Trump arrives here on Thursday.

Protests will also take place across the country, including in George Square, Glasgow and Albert Square, Manchester. The proposal was debated in parliament where Trump was heavily criticized. "The mayor of London should be ashamed of himself".

There is more to the 20-feet high balloon caricature - which depicts the leader as an angry infant wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone - than mockery, demonstrator Sheila Menon said.

So why are people so unhappy this time and why didn't Mr Trump get the state visit treatment Britain offered to Robert Mugabe?

Some 1,000 staff are keeping him company including Secret Service staff, military communications specialists and White House aides.

"So May has been thrown into the arms of the most unpredictable USA president in living memory", Stacey said.

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