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

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

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.

Source: TRT World