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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A petition in the United Kingdom for ban the entry to the UK for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been signed by more than 100,000 people in less than 24 hours after it was posted on the UK Parliament's e-petition website.

With such a phenomenal response against Trump, the British Parliament will now have to bring the matter before its MPs for a debate to block entry to Donald Trump into UK.

The petition was put online after Trump made a statement: "We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives."

His statement was strongly condemned by David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson and even Scotland Yard, according to The Daily Mail.

The Republican front-runner in recent days also demanded "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslim immigrants into US.

The e-petition states that since UK has banned several persons entry into the country for "hate speech", the same rules should be applied to Trump as well.

Here is the full text of the e-petition - 

The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the 'unacceptable behaviour' criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful. 

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Petition against Trump sees massive response from public

The petition against Trump has seen a phenomenal response. The petition was created on 8 December with a six month deadline of 8 June 2016, within which it was required to get more than 100,000 signatures for the British Parliament to bring it before the MPs for a debate.

The petition against Trump on the last count has some 124,425 signatures and was growing.

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