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WATCH: Trump Supporters Crash Speech, Try To ‘Arrest’ Muslim London Mayor Who Criticized Trump

According to The Daily Mail, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan prepared to take the stage at the yearly Fabian Society conference on Saturday, he was interrupted by American flag-holding Trump supporters who attempted to stage a “citizens arrest.”

The protest comes just one day after Khan, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump, issued a statement about Trump canceling his London visit over an inaccurate claim of President Obama selling the former U.S. embassy “for peanuts.”

“Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda,” Khan wrote on Twitter. “It seems he’s finally got that message.”

The men reportedly gained access to the event by purchasing tickets, citing the Magna Carta as grounds to arrest Khan and panel chair Kate Green MP under common law jurisdiction.

Amid heckles and chants of ‘scum’, chair Kate Green MP told the audience: ‘I can assure you nobody is leaving and when the police arrive you will be able to talk to them.

‘Those who would like to speak to the police can do so when they arrive. those who want to have a discussion about the future Labour government can stay in this hall.’

After several minutes police were able to clear out the ruckus and Khan was finally able to resume his speech. Making light of the situation, he joked at the expense of Trump, “It is a pleasure to be here, even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.”

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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