Pro-Brexit Trump supporters attempt 'citizen's arrest' of London mayor Sadiq Khan

Marie Harrington
January 14, 2018

Mr Khan's address to a Fabian Society conference in London was interrupted by activists moments after he was introduced to the stage.

Kassam remarked on the campaign against Trump by the political figures ahead of his anticipated visit: "Sadiq Khan as the mayor of London has really been tubthumping, trying to get President Trump not to attend".

A group of far-right, pro-Trump and pro-Brexit protesters interrupted a speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan - but he took it in stride.

This comes amid a public war of words between the two leaders where Khan has in the past accused Trump of possessing "ignorant views about Islam" and Trump has jibed at the mayor's response to London terror attacks.

Khan reportedly sat down and flicked through a newspaper as he waited for the commotion to die down and the protesters to be escorted out.

In a video posted on social media, one protester could be heard saying: "Ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen's arrest".

Audience members started to heckle and slow-clap, during which security appeared.

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"We stand under common law jurisdiction", he said, as quoted by Sky News.

"If you touch us, you'll be done for common assault".

On January 12, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to cancel the London trip, where he was supposed to open a new US Embassy.

He told delegates at the London conference: "It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses".

"We're not leaving, we've paid for a ticket".

Trump scrapped a trip to the United Kingdom planned for February where he was supposed to unveil the new U.S. embassy in London.

Last Saturday the United States president used the same phrase to describe himself in a tweet following questions about his mental health.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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