London police arrest two at pro-Trump rally
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Two people were arrested on Saturday at a far-right rally in London joined by supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE, a day after hundreds of thousands took to the streets of the city to protest Trump's visit.

London police said that a man and woman were arrested at a rally in support of jailed British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, after the rally was joined by supporters of Trump, The Associated Press reports.


The identities of the arrested individuals were not immediately made available by British police, who said only that the two were detained for "public order offenses."

Scotland Yard had imposed severe restrictions on the two rallies Saturday, the AP reported, after a June rally in support of the jailed political figure turned violent and resulted in nine arrests.

The arrests Saturday came a day after an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets of London to protest Trump's visit to the United Kingdom this week.

"We are asserting our right to demonstrate, our right to free speech," Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday, addressing protesters at a rally in Trafalgar Square.

Trump told British tabloid The Sun said that he felt "unwelcome" in London before his visit, opting to avoid the city for much of his trip due to the planned demonstrations.

“I used to love London as a city,” Trump said. “I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” he added.