Travel ban: UK petition to stop Trump state visit hits 1 million

Any petition that gains more than 100,000 signatures must be considered for debate in Parliament.

Story highlights

  • Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures can be considered in Parliament
  • Increase in signatures comes after Trump announced a controversial travel ban

London (CNN)A petition to stop US President Donald Trump's making an official state visit to Britain had gained more than a million signatures by Monday, in a backlash to Trump's controversial ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

The petition to ban Trump from making the visit was created on the country's Government and Parliament website at the end of November, long before Trump's announcement, and had gained just 372 signatures in two months.
News spread over the weekend of Trump's travel ban, and by 10 am on Monday, the number of signatures on the petition had soared, and it's still rising fast.