UK parliament debates blocking Trump visit

Almost 2 million people signed a petition to prevent US President Donald Trump from making an official state visit to the United Kingdom.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A demonstrator holds a banner that reads "Stand Up To Trump" outside The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, February 20, 2017.

Updated Feb 21, 2017

British MPs are debating whether US President Donald Trump should receive a state reception in the UK.

It comes after a petition received over 1.8 million signatures urging politicians to cancel Trump's visit.

To coincide with the debate, anti-Trump groups are staging demonstrations outside the Houses of Parliament.

TRT World’s Simon McGregor-Wood is in London with more.