July 12, 2018 / 2:56 PM / 2 months ago

London mayor says anti-Trump protests must be peaceful

LONDON (Reuters) - Protests in London against the visit by President Donald Trump must be “peaceful and good-spirited”, London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday after the U.S. leader landed in the British capital.

FILE PHOTO: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, attends an event to mark the anniversary of the attack on London Bridge, in London, Britain, June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

“My message to those coming to the protests in London is that this must be peaceful and good-spirited. To those intent on causing trouble or breaking the law, I simply say: you are not welcome,” he said in a statement.

Khan, a member of Britain’s opposition Labour Party who has clashed with Trump in the past, added that protests against Trump were not anti-American and instead reflected Londoners’ opposition to “the politics of fear and despair”.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

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