The quantity is greater than 10 occasions the associated fee for Barack Obama’s final journey to Britain as president in 2016.
Organizers estimated that 250,000 folks took half in the primary rally, which required police to shut off Trafalgar Sq. within the middle of the capital after it reached capability.
Practically 10,000 law enforcement officials from throughout the nation have been deployed to cowl the occasions, performing greater than 26,000 shifts, Sara Thornton, head of the Nationwide Police Chiefs’ Council, mentioned.
“This was a major operation with the President visiting 4 drive areas and protests happening in lots of others,” Thornton added.
“The total value of the operation continues to be being labored out however an early estimate is almost £18 million.”
By comparability, Barack Obama’s 2016 go to value police simply £1.7 million ($2.2m), in line with the Metropolitan Police.
However his go to was overshadowed by one of many largest protests in Britain since 1,000,000 folks demonstrated in opposition to the UK’s position within the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
“Nearly all of forces needed to cancel officers’ relaxation days and prolong the size of their shifts,” Thornton mentioned.