Protesters shouting pro-trump slogans disrupt Khan’s speech
London mayor’s address was suspended for several minutes due to the disturbance
London: a speech by london mayor has been disrupted by protesters shouting pro-brexit and pro-donald Trump slogans.
Sadiq Khan’s address to a Fabian Society conference in London had to be suspended for several minutes as a result of the incident.
As he took to the podium to begin his speech, a number of people got up from the audience and reportedly started holding up AMERICAN lags AND CALLING For THE Mayor to be arrested. The demonstrators, from a group called the White Pendragons, were then escorted from the venue by police.
It comes a day after the London Mayor, a long-term opponent of Trump, said the US president had “got the message” that Londoners opposed his views and policies as he cancelled a planned visit to the capital.
Khan said the visit would have been hampered by “mass peaceful protests” as Trump’s controversial views were the “polar opposite” of the city’s values.
The US president said he would not visit the UK to open the new US embassy in south London and described the decision to move the building from Mayfair to Vauxhall as a “bad deal.”
Security personnel remove demonstrators after they interrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan in London on Saturday.