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Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz (front, centre) has joined calls for protests against US President Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit and a far right march. "We don't know when".

The U.S. president is also due to travel to Scotland where he owns two golf courses and Scotland's interim police chief has said more than 5,000 officers would be needed for to cover the trip, including specialist riot and armed officers.

The president has already waded into the debate, saying Britain was "in somewhat turmoil" and that it was up to the people if she stayed in power.

He also refused to endorse Ms May as prime minister and heaped praise on his "friend" Boris Johnson a day after he quit as foreign secretary.

Trump pushed ahead with the tariffs anyway, and, as the European Union readied its response, May found herself calling for restraint on both sides, fearing a tit-for-tat escalation that would expose Britain's reliance on free trade as it leaves the EU.

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

The protesters will gather here ahead of the visit by President Trump.

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The Stop Trump Coalition accused the president of being "too scared to face protestors".

The US Embassy in London has warned protests during Donald Trump's visit this week could turn violent.

His visit is expected to be met with a number of protests in various cities including London - where the 19-foot Trump balloon is expected to fly over Parliament on Friday. It was London mayor Sadiq Khan who gave the go ahead for the orange balloon and he clashed on ITV's This Morning with host Piers Morgan. The phrase "special relationship" was made famous by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech in Missouri in 1946, after the two countries fought shoulder to shoulder in World War II.

Other planned protests will occur near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where Trump will attend a black-tie dinner and on Thursday outside the US's ambassador's residence in London where Trump and Melania will spend their evening.

On Friday he will visit PM Theresa May at Chequers, set to be followed by a meeting with Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle.

On the U.S. embassy: Trump cancelled his first planned visit earlier this year, saying the embassy's move from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair district to an "off location" at Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a "bad deal". "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all".