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Donald trump travel Ban: Recap as thousands gather to oppose US 'Muslim ban' at London embassy rally

Around 11,000 are thought to be at the protest, which started at the US Embassy in Mayfair before heading to Whitehall and Downing Street

Thousands of people have converged in London for yet another Donald Trump protest.

They gathered at outside the US Embassy and are making their way down to Downing Street in protest at the immigration ban being imposed by President Donald Trump.

It is the latest mass demonstration against the travel ban, which affects seven Muslim-majority countries in Africa and the Middle East.

More than 11,000 people are estimated to have joined the demonstration outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

The protest comes after airlines said they are allowing nationals targeted by the ban to board flights to America, after a US judge ruled the Executive Order, signed by Trump on January 27, was unconstitutional.

But the president has vowed to overturn the legal ruling, saying it could lead to "big trouble".

The ban targeted national from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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The state visit

Protesters at today’s rally are also opposed to the prospect of a Donald Trump state visit.

Politicians in Westminster have urged the council to scupper the proposed visit, and close to two million people have signed a petition opposing the visit.

On the flip side, there’s a separate petition doing the rounds, calling for the state visit to go ahead.

What is the Executive Order?

Basically, it preventing nationals of the seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US for three months.

Trump said the move was aimed at combatting terrorism but it has been widely reported that many of the refugees left stranded at airports last weekend were fleeing terrorism themselves.

Maybe he should be known as Donald Grump?

Here’s what POTUS had to say after a judge deemed his Executive Order to be unconstitutional

View heading towards Downing Street

Banners

Some of the banners seen at the protest include ‘Love Trumps Hate’, ‘Theresa the Appeaser’ and ‘Make America Think Again’

'The best people'

Hate crime in Hammersmith

One of the organisers of today’s protest - Stand Up To Racism, arranged a rally in Hamersmith in January after a man abused and assaulted a British-born Muslim woman, trying to rip off her hijab and telling her to she “shouldn’t be here”.

The victim, Naheela Ashraf, later told getwestlondon: “I was very shocked, and angry as well”



'May's collusion must with Trump must end'

A Facebook group set up in advance of the event said: “Trump’s ban on Muslims must be opposed by all who are against racism and support basic human rights. Theresa May’s collusion with Trump must end.”

The organisers of today's protest

A number of groups came together to organise the demonstration - Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Engagement and Development, the Muslim Council of Britain, CND, Friends of Al-Aqsa, The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Help Refugees Worldwide

Big crowds

Another Donald Trump rally

Protesters have taken to the streets of London in protest at the ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump.

It follows a similar demonstration on Monday (January 30).

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