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Caution: Tourists in UK urged to watch out

Tourists in London warned to take caution ahead of numerous demonstrations expected from July 12 to 14, 2018

15:17 July 11, 2018
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Dubai: Passengers travelling to London were warned to take extra caution as a number of demonstrations will be taking place during the next few days.

The US Embassy on its website alerted citizens to keep a low profile during US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK, as nationwide demonstrations will take place from July 12 to 14, 2018.


“The majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London on July 13, with other events planned for July 12 and 14. Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events,” said the US Embassy.

Individuals in the UK were also advised to avoid demonstrations and plan extra time for travel.

More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday against President Trump’s visit although a counter-gathering to welcome him is also planned.

The national Stop Trump protest is due to take place in central London on Friday July 13, where demonstrators will assemble outside the BBC building in Portland Place.

There will also be demonstrations on Friday evening in Glasgow and on Saturday in Edinburgh at noon.

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Trump is scheduled to arrive in London the evening of July 12 and spend most of his time on Thursday and Friday at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Chequers in Aylesbury, and Windsor Castle in Windsor.

He is then expected to travel to Scotland for the weekend of July 14-15. Tight security measures will be deployed surrounding all sites during his visit.

How to stay safe

Be aware of your surroundings.

Exercise caution if you unexpectedly find yourself in large gatherings that may become violent.

Keep a low profile.

Monitor local media for updates.

Emergency contact

In the event of an emergency, Emiratis abroad can either contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperationon on 00971 600599991 or contact the toll-free number 800 444 44.