Protests have been taking place across the US against Trump's travel ban
Protests across UK cities are set to take place from 6pm on Monday as tens of thousands of British people react to the new US President imposing a travel ban on visitors from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Britons with dual nationality were affected by the executive order signed by Donald Trump until Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke to his chief of staff who agreed all British citizens were free to enter the US, however those holding dual nationality with one of the seven banned countries and flying from one of them could face extra checks.
British Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia and lives in the US, and Iraqi-born Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi both spoke out against the ban before Mr Trump changed his mind about British citizens .
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On a Facebook event set up for the main event in London, 12,000 people have said they will attend the protest outside Downing Street while 21,000 people have registered their interest in attending.
In other cities, from Edinburgh to Brighton, thousands more are planning to march against the unprecedented ban.
Set up by journalist and left-wing commentator Owen Jones, he said the protest is also against Theresa May who has “decided to ally herself with Donald Trump’s bigoted, misogynistic government” and “betrayed her own people”.
He accused the British Prime Minister of not speaking out against the travel ban, calling her “weak” and a “matter of national shame”.
Number 10 earlier today said she does “not agree” with the executive order.
Americans across the States have been protesting against the travel ban
This afternoon she ordered Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd to call their US counterparts to urgently discuss the travel ban and in particular, raise concerns over how it could affect UK nationals.
Downing Street sources added Mrs May was "absolutely determined" to respond to the fears of Britons over the ban and she does "not agree" with the controversial measures.
Protests have been taking place all across the United States and in some of the seven affected countries, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, where citizens have been banned from the US for 90 days while refugee admissions have been suspended for 120 days.
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Protests will take place across British cities
Mr Trump said the move was an “extreme vetting” order when he signed the order on Friday and today tweeted he was not giving up on the ban.
Today he tweeted: "Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW.
"Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!"
Mr Trump’s ban has received widespread condemnation from across the globe, with European leaders speaking out against his “discrimination”.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the President during a phone call on Saturday the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for banning refugees or people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
The German leader also reminded him the Geneva Conventions require the international community to take in war refugees on humanitarian ground.
French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, said: "Terrorism knows no nationality.
"Discrimination is no response."
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The Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, tweeted in Italian: "Italy is anchored to its values.
"Open society, plural identity, no discrimination. These are the pillars of Europe."
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, tweeted: "For those asking my view on US State visit: would be wrong for it to go ahead while bans on refugees & citizens of some countries in place."
An official petition was also launched calling for a planned state visit to Britain by President Trump later this year to be scrapped because it “would cause embarrassment to the Queen”.
The online petition reached the 100,000 signatures needed for MPs to debate it in Parliament after just a few hours and by 8pm had reached 625,000.
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