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Widespread protests over Donald Trump's travel ban

Downing Street has rejected calls to axe the state visit planned for Donald Trump following widespread outrage over his travel ban on people from certain countries.

More than one million people have signed a petition stating Mr Trump should not be given a state visit.

The immigration curbs have sparked chaos across the US as travellers were detained at airports and thousands of protesters gathered to campaign against the policy.

Boris Johnson has claimed President Trump's immigration policy is "divisive... discriminatory and wrong", but dismissed claims the US is "hostile" towards foreigners.

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'It is right for US President to be accorded state visit'

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has rebuffed claims that US President Donald Trump should have his invitation for a state visit to the UK revoked.

Addressing MPs in the House of Commons on Monday, he said: "It is totally right of course that the incoming president - of our closest and most important ally - should be accorded the honour of a state visit that's supported by this Government."

He added: "The invitation has been extended by Her Majesty the Queen quite properly."

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