More than a million people have signed a parliamentary petition demanding that US President Donald Trump is prevented from making a state visit to Britain.
Monday’s milestone far exceeds the 100,000 signatures needed to get parliament to consider debating the issue.
The petition gathered the large number of signatures in less than 24 hours.
“Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official state visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the petition reads.
The response follows Trump’s executive order banning visitors, refugees, and migrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first foreign leader to visit the new president, formally invited Trump for a state visit during a meeting between the pair on Friday.
May’s enthusiastic embrace of Trump and refusal to condemn his travel ban sparked outrage in the UK , earning her strong criticism from media personalities and politicians.
Following the furore, May said in a statement that she disagreed with the ban. Earlier, she had said the issue was a “matter for the US”.