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Donald Trump Executive Order: Protest to take place in Nottingham

Thousands of people have gathered across the U.S to protest against President Trump's executive order. Credit: ITV News.

Hundreds of people are expected to join a demonstration in Nottingham to protest against Donald Trump's executive order later.

It follows the presidents ban on nationals from 7 countries entering the United States. One of the organisers of the protest, Niamh Sherwell Cooper, said

"Donald Trump has imposed a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. That includes people who helped the US army, that includes people on holiday trying to get home via the United States, that includes people trying to be reunited with their dying parents. It also includes Britons with dual nationality, like our national hero Mo Farah. Even the Iraq-born Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi will be affected."

– Niamh Sherwell Cooper.

More than 400 people have pledged their support for the demonstration and committed to attend on social media site Facebook. It's one of dozens of demonstrations expected to take place across the UK at the same time.

UK dual nationals 'exempt' from travel ban

UK residents with dual nationality are "apparantly exempt" from President Trump's US travel ban, provided they are not travelling from one of the seven banned countries.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

The Foreign and Commonwealth office confirmed:

  • The Presidential executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one of the seven named countries.
  • If you are travelling to the US from anywhere other than one of those countries (for instance, the UK) the executive order does not apply to you and you will experience no extra checks regardless of your nationality or your place of birth.
  • If you are a UK national who happens to be travelling from one of those countries to the US, then the order does not apply to you – even if you were born in one of those countries.
  • If you are a dual citizen of one of those countries travelling to the US from OUTSIDE those countries then the order does not apply to you.
  • The only dual nationals who might have extra checks are those coming from one of the seven countries themselves – for example a UK-Libya dual national coming from Libya to the US.


Watch: Midlands MP banned from US reaction

Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawihas said he feels 'demeaned and discriminated against' after an order signed by Donald Trump effectively bans him from visiting The United States of America.

Callum Watkinson reports:

Nadhim Zahawi, who was born Baghdad in Iraq, has been advised by lawyers that he will be barred from the United States under the border clampdown on travellers from seven Muslim nations and all refugees.

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Iraqi-born Tory MP: Trump ban is 'demeaning and sad'

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi was born in Iraq Credit: Marr Show

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi has said Trump's travel ban made him feel "discriminated against and demeaned" for the "first time in his life".

Nadhim Zahawi, who was born Baghdad in Iraq, has been advised by lawyers that he will be barred from the United States under the border clampdown on travellers from seven Muslim nations and all refugees.

The MP for Stratford Upon Avon said the order would affect him and his wife as they were both born in Iraq.

The couple have two twin sons studying at Princeton University in the US and they do travel to America regularly.

He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "I don't think I have felt discriminated since little school when the kids were very cruel, as a young boy coming from Iraq of Kurdish origin.

"For the first time in my life last night I felt discriminated against, it's demeaning, it's sad."

Stratford MP says he'll now be banned from US

Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi has tweeted he will be banned from America because he was born in Iraq, following President Trump's new "extreme vetting" order.

Zahawi and his wife who was also born in Iraq both have British passports.

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Malala 'heartbroken' over Trump's 'extreme vetting order'

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Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Nobel Prize winner and activist says she is "heartbroken" over Trump's plans to restrict immigrants and refugees entering the US.

In a statement released by the Malala Fund, a charity focusing on education for girls, she urged Mr Trump to rethink his decision.

"In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world's most defenseless children and families."


Tunisia Inquests: Animation shows how victims died

The Metropolitan Police have released a video outlining how each of the 38 victims of the Tunisia massacre was killed.

The inquests will continue today into their deaths, with evidence regarding the death of former Birmingham City footballer Denis Thwaite and his wife Elaine expected today.

30 British people were among the victims of the mass shooting in June 2015.

Tunisia inquests to hear evidence on former footballer

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The inquests into the deaths of 30 British people killed in the Tunisia terror attacks continues today. Evidence will be heard relating to former Birmingham City footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine from Kings Heath who died in the attack in 2015.

Denis, aged 70, and Elaine, 69, both lost their lives when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui went on a killing spree, shooting tourists in Sousse on June 26 2015.

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