>> A UK petition to stop a state visit by US President Trump gathering over 1 million signatures and climbing quickly. Urging the British government to withdraw an invitation for Trump to visit London and dine with Queen Elizabeth later this year. The campaign gathering pace after Trump put a four month hold on allowing refugees into the United States, and temporarily barring travelers from Syria and six other Muslim majority countries.
Reuters' European politics editor, Mark John, says the petition isn't calling for a complete ban, but->> Against Donald Trump's visit being a fully fledged state visit with all the state honors that are attached to that. So that's gained a huge amount of momentum. And there will be street protests against him and his measures later on today in the UK.
So certainly this is reaching public opinion in a big way in Britain.>> Once a petition passes 100,000 signatures, British lawmakers must consider it for debate in Parliament. Members from the governing Conservative Party and opposition Labor Party have criticized Trump's move. Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, saying the state visit should be put on hold.
Traditional allies in Europe also speaking out. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel reminded Trump in a phone call of refugee rights under the Geneva Convention. The EU working to find a common stance on what to do. The full impact of the measures still unclear.>> We're still in a period of flux as to how some of these measures are actually going to impact.
There was the question of the weekend as to whether dual citizens would be impacted by this. It seems that there is some sort of deal that's being reached, that means that UK dual citizens, for example, won't be. It's not quite clear yet how's that's gonna be implemented.>> World leaders feeling the heat from the public to some of Trump's policymaking, trying to find the balance of working with the United States in 2017.