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Donald Trump Supporters Disrupt Sadiq Khan Speech At Fabian Society Conference

Donald Trump supporters have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan, after the London Mayor said the president wasn’t welcome in London.

Trump said he was cancelling a visit because he did not want to open the new US embassy but Khan said it because the president feared mass protests and had “got the message”.

As he was due to give a speech to the Fabian Society Conference in London about gender equality on Saturday morning, a group of protestors suddenly began disrupting the event.

One held a “NO 2 EU” number plate with English and British flags.



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One said: “Millions of British people support Donald Trump.”

Khan had just stood to speak when the group stood and heckled him, one holding up a US flag.

One member read from a statement, saying it was “peaceful, non-violent protest” but he was drowned out by calls from the moderator to leave or quieten down.

The protestors shouted they wanted the mayor to be arrested.

The mayor sat as the moderator stood and tried negotiate with them to stop.



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Sadiq Khan looks on during the disruption

An impromptu counter-demonstration began as other people began waving EU flags.

The police were called and the demonstrators were removed to cheers and applause from the audience, having disrupted the event for around 15 minutes.

Having sat flicking through a newspaper, Khan then got back up to speak, calling the hecklers “very stable geniuses”.

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