Over One Million Britons Petition against Trump’s Official State Visit*

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Over One Million Britons Petition against Trump’s Official State Visit*

By Andrea Germanos

Demonstrators hold signs Sunday at San Francisco International Airport to show resistance to President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. (Photo: Kenneth Lu/flickr/cc) Demonstrators hold signs Sunday at San Francisco International Airport to show resistance to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries. (Photo: Kenneth Lu/flickr/cc)

A petition to stop President Donald Trump from making an official state visit to the United Kingdom shot up to over one million signatures by Monday—a sign of the global backlash against his draconian executive order banning immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries.

The petition, which references Trump’s “well documented misogyny and vulgarity,” was posted on the U.K.’s Government and Parliament website in November and received “just 372 signatures in two months,” as CNNreports. But, CNN continues,

[n]ews spread over the weekend of Trump’s travel ban, and by 10AM on Monday, the number of signatures on the petition had soared, and it’s still rising fast.

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