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Donald Trump supporters call for arrest of London's Mayor Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump supporters call for arrest of London's Mayor Sadiq Khan

A group of protesters backing USA president Donald Trump and Brexit have disrupted a speech by the London mayor Sadiq Khan.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that US President Donald Trump had "got the message" from Londoners after cancelling his visit to the city.

Khan reportedly sat down and flicked through a newspaper as he waited for the commotion to die down and the protesters to be escorted out.

Audience members started to heckle and slow clap as security officers appeared.

As attempts were made to eject them, one of the protestors could be heard saying: "We stand under Common Law jurisdiction".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson fired back at Khan on Twitter, saying on Friday that he would "not allow US-UK relations to be endangered" by the London Mayor, whom he referred to as a "pompous puffed up popinjay in City Hall".

The protesters claimed the Fabian Society was "subverting our English constitution", with one quoting the Magna Carta.

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"Arrest him!" the protesters said, according to the Guardian.

They denied being far right or racist, despite suggesting to Brand that Khan's religion meant he could not be mayor.

They said they were not leaving as they had each paid £35 for their tickets.

And in a dig at the U.S. president, the London Mayor said: "It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses".

Mr Khan has called Donald Trump's policies "divisive", describing them as the "polar opposite" of London's values of "inclusion, diversity and tolerance".

Khan had just begun his address at a conference for the Fabian Society, a socialist group, in London when demonstrators in the audience started calling for his arrest.

Trump called himself "a very stable genius" last week after accusations he was "intellectually incapable" of holding office.