Pro­test­ers shout­ing pro-trump slo­gans dis­rupt Khan’s speech

London mayor’s ad­dress was sus­pended for sev­eral min­utes due to the dis­tur­bance

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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.”

Reuters

Se­cu­rity per­son­nel re­move de­mon­stra­tors af­ter they in­ter­rupted a speech by Sadiq Khan in London on Satur­day.

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