Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Trump Supporters Interrupt London Mayor's Speech, Call For His Arrest

Trump Supporters Interrupt London Mayor's Speech, Call For His Arrest

Khan had commented at the time saying he was "not welcome" to visit the United Kingdom saying "President Trump ... used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists exclusively to sow division and hatred in our country". Accusing Sky and other British mainstream media outlets of failing to give full and proper coverage of the spiralling crime, Kassam challenged Gamal Fahnbulleh to state the rate at which youth homicide increased in 2017. "But they told us Sadiq Khan has no right to be Mayor of London, referencing his religion".

Khan was set to begin a speech on gender equality at the left-leaning think tank the Fabian Society when a group called the White Pendragons called for Khan's arrest as well as shouting pro-Trump and Brexit slogans.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan, calling for the London Mayor to be arrested.

Audience members began to heckle and slow-clap, and security guards entered the auditorium.

However their attempts to eject those responsible for the disruption were initially met with aversion from the protesters, one of whom could be heard saying: "We stand under Common Law jurisdiction".

Footage appeared to show the moment the activists interrupted Mr Khan's speech, just as the mayor was introduced to the stage.

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

In a tweet on Friday, Mr Khan said Mr Trump had got the message that he was "not welcome" in London after the President cancelled a planned visit to open the new U.S. embassy. "We're not leaving, we've paid for a ticket", reported the Evening Standard newspaper.

Trump called himself "a very stable genius" last week after accusations he was "intellectually incapable" of holding office.

The protesters claimed that the Fabian Society was "subverting our English constitution", with one quoting the Magna Carta.

Mr Khan has called Donald Trump's policies "divisive", describing them as the "polar opposite" of London's values of "inclusion, diversity and tolerance".

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