Americans in London told to keep 'low profile'

Danny Woods
July 11, 2018

The decision to approve the flying of a giant blimp depicting Donald Trump as an angry, orange baby near Parliament has been defended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Trump is expected to arrive in London Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium.

Trump's visit to England has him mostly skipping London, where he will only spend one night, in part due to the protests expected.

The US embassy in London warned Americans in the United Kingdom to keep a "low profile" and be aware of their surroundings as President Donald Trump visits in the coming days.

The embassy said these demonstrations were expected to attract large crowds and cause road closures.

The embassy advises American citizens to "keep a low profile", "be aware of your surroundings", and "exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

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According to Murray, the 20-foot-high image of diapered Trump clutching a phone in his tiny hands is supposed to be seen as, "Not a protest against America or Americans".

This could well affect a number of senior level media executives as many of the "numerous" demonstrations are set to start in or around Soho in Central London, near the headquarters of the likes of NBC Universal, Apple and 21st Century Fox as well as various TV companies and film firms.

Even a "Trump baby" blimp will fly with approval from London's mayor.

While the protests are taking place in the British capital, Trump will meet the queen at Windsor Castle where he will be welcomed with a guard of honour before having tea with the 92-year-old monarch.

On Tuesday, Trump left for a weeklong Europe trip that includes a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Then, Trump will head to Scotland for a few days.

Activist Leo Murray, the man behind the blimp, said the intention is "to make sure he [Trump] knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him".

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