The U.S. embassy in London has issued an alert for Americans in the U.K., warning them ahead of time to be cautious especially around the demonstrations planned for Trump's visit to the country. The U.S. President will be present in London on Friday, July 13, with protests expected in the three days surrounding the visit.
With Trump set to meet with U.K. leaders on Friday, July 13, demonstrations are being planned out by local groups for Thursday, July 12, and stretching to Saturday, July 14, according to the Demonstration Alert advisory released by the U.S. Embassy in London on Tuesday, July 10.
The advance notice warned Americans that these activities and protests will be surrounded by large crowds, and security arrangements in the area ahead of Trump's visit will lead to road closures as well.
These situations could potentially lead to confrontations, and Americans were advised to "be aware of your surroundings" and "exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent," the advisory read.
Overall, U.S. citizens in the U.K. on those dates are advised to "keep a low profile," on top of tuning in to local media to be updated on any developments — particularly as posted on the U.K. police websites or their official Twitter handles, @MetPoliceEvents and @MetPoliceUK.
Protests against Trump are expected to be loud and rowdy with more than 50,000 people already signed up for demonstration in London on Friday, according to Reuters.
Trump is expected to arrive in Britain on Thursday after the NATO summit in Belgium. The day after, he will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May before paying a visit to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle.
In the evening, he will be an expected guest at a black-tie dinner event at the home of Winston Churchill. He is also expected to make a trip to Scotland, where he owns golf courses and businesses.