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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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Prime Minister stands firm over Trump invite to UK

  • Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand.

Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted Donald Trump's controversial state visit to the UK will go ahead, despite a million-strong petition against it, and protests in many British towns and cities taking place tonight.

Mrs May said she does not agree with the new US President's controversial travel ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries but the invitation will not be withdrawn.

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