US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK from Monday, June 3, to Wednesday, June 5. Trump is scheduled to arrive in London and visit Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey on Monday and St. James Palace, 10 Downing Street, and the US ambassador's residence at Winfield House on Tuesday, June 4, before heading to Portsmouth on Wednesday for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Heightened security measures are expected at all locations and other areas of London along with associated transportation disruptions.
Anti-Trump protests are planned in the UK during the visit, including in London and Edinburgh, and are expected to draw thousands of participants. In London, protesters will march from Trafalgar Square on Tuesday at 11:00 (local time) to Downing Street. Police are expected to close Whitehall, though protesters have stated they will attempt to gather as close to Downing Street as is permissible. Protesters in Edinburgh are expected to gather near St. Giles' Cathedral on Tuesday at 17:00. Localized business and transportation disruptions are likely and clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in the UK, particularly London and Portsmouth, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate heightened security measures and disruptions to transportation and businesses, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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