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US embassy warns Americans in UK to keep a 'low profile' during Trump's visit

Press Trust of India  |  London 

In an unusual move, the here has warned American citizens in the UK to "keep a low profile" during the high-profile visit of from tomothis week during which many anti-demonstrations would be held.

Protests are expected against Trump, whose policies - including a on a number of predominantly Muslim countries, the detention of child migrants on the US-border and the imposition of tariffs on EU and aluminium exports - have all been criticised by the UK.

There are fears that demonstrations during Trump's three-day visit to the UK from tomorrow could turn violent.

The largest demonstration is expected in central on Friday where a giant "baby" balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by of

A statement on the website warns US citizens to "be aware of your surroundings [and] exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent."

It noted that numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, surrounding the visit of the

"Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events," the statement said.

The US embassy's alert to American citizens was an unusual step, reported.

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

A small demonstration is expected to take place near in Oxfordshire tomorrow, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with

There are also plans for protestors to gather close to the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, where Trump and his wife, Melania, will stay overnight on Thursday.

On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather near Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, where May and Trump will hold a working lunch.

The biggest protest will take place in central on Friday when thousands are expected to take to the streets to join the "Stop Trump" march.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 18:35 IST