Over 10,000 police officers called in to protect Trump during UK trip

Over 10,000 police officers will reportedly be on hand during President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom next week as thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against his three-day stay.

The Times reports that police chiefs in Britain are expected to spend £25 million, or roughly $31,600,000, on security costs related to the president’s visit.

The expansive security operation by The Metropolitan Police will reportedly include snipers, bomb-sniffing dogs and helicopters to watch over large-scale protests anticipated to coincide with the president’s stay.

According to the British publication, more than 250,000 protesters are expected to attend demonstrations during the president’s visit.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also reportedly granted permission to protesters to fly a giant, orange inflatable baby designed to liken Trump over the capital during his visit.

Trump was also met with thousands of protesters during his first state visit to the U.K. last year.

Although Trump said that he “used to love London as a city,” he said at the time that he felt “unwelcome” because of the demonstrations.
Dan Butcher

Dan Butcher is the editor and publisher of High Plains Pundit. Dan is also the host of the popular High Plains Pundit Podcast.

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