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Donald Trump’s visit to be debated, protested at British parliament

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WATCH: Over 1.5 million people have signed a petition urging Britain to withdraw an invitation for U.S President Donald Trump to visit London and dine with Queen Elizabeth. Once a petition passes 100,000 signatures British lawmakers must consider it for debate in Parliament – Jan 31, 2017

LONDON – British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly in place.

Trump opponents plan to demonstrate outside parliament in London as legislators hold a debate Monday. It comes in response to an online petition with more than 1.8 million signatures saying a formal state visit “would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”

READ MORE: Petition calling on UK to cancel Donald Trump state visit reaches 500,000 signatures

On state visits, foreign leaders are hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Lawmakers will also consider an opposing petition, with more than 300,000 signatures, backing the state visit.

All petitions with more than 100,000 signatures are eligible for debate in parliament — but not a binding vote.

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Trump is expected to visit later this year.

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