Councillors in Greenwich have voted to bar Donald Trump from the borough ahead of his proposed state visit.
At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Labour-run council called on the Government to abandon its plans to host the President in the new year.
Additionally, the council expressed “alarm at the decision of President Trump to retweet islamophobic propaganda” and “sadness at the President’s bigoted attitude towards women and ethnic minorities”.
The leader of the council, Councillor Denise Hyland, said: “On a daily basis we work hand in hand with residents from all communities to ensure this borough is a peaceful and welcoming place that celebrates difference and diversity, but in the case of President Trump we are willing to make an exception.
“We are one of 32 London boroughs, all different, all individual but all home to people from across the world.
“This diversity strengthens our borough. It enriches our lives on a daily basis. And it reminds us all that we have so much more in common than divides us.
“As one of the most multi-cultural London boroughs, we are a place that has worked tirelessly to break down barriers.
We have no time for people who want to build walls, when we have done so much to break them down.”
Some thought the visit would be cancelled after Donald Trump and Theresa May had a disagreement over the President’s retweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First.
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