Information for residents and visitors ahead of President Trump protest in Nine Elms

Published: Friday 13th July 18

Local residents and people planning to visit the Nine Elms area of Battersea tomorrow (Saturday) are being advised that travel arrangements may be disrupted because of scheduled protests near the US Embassy.

The protests are planned to coincide with the arrival in the UK of President Trump. The President will not however be visiting the embassy and will not even be in London over the weekend.

The police have made detailed contingency arrangements for the protests and have well-resourced plans in place to ensure that people are kept safe and that it remains “business as usual” in the Nine Elms area.

Protestors are expected to rally in Nine Elms Lane between 12 midday and 1pm. They are then expected to leave the area and head into central London. As a result Vauxhall tube station is likely to be busier than a normal Saturday lunchtime.

People planning to visit the area will be able to receive news updates by following @MetPoliceEvents ‏and @MPSWandsworth on Twitter. Local police officers can be contacted by email at Queenstown.snt@met.pnn.police.uk.

The latest travel information will be available at www.tfl.gov.uk/traffic/status/ or via Twitter @TfLTravelAlerts.

People can also sign up to receive travel bulletins at www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/social-media-and-email-updates/email-updates

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Trump said Battersea was a "lousy" location. He renewed his criticism of the new US embassy building in London, calling its location “lousy” and “horrible” ahead of his planned visit to the UK in July. Why bother to go there? The man deserves a lousy reception!
Celia Blair

13 July 2018