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An online petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the United Kingdom has reached monumental proportions.

More 310,000 people have signed up to ban the "The Donald" from stepping foot in their sovereign state, which is enough signatures to possibly send the motion to parliament.

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The petition was created within the last week in response to the Republican frontrunner's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

The description for the online petition reads:

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.

Any petition with over 100,000 signatures has the possibility to be considered for a parliamentary debate.

On Monday, the GOP presidential candidate made waves after saying Muslims should be banned from coming into the U.S.

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Britons move to ban Trump from the UK -- and they're not the only ones ...
The U.S. is a strong nation when we stand together. We are weak when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us. cc: @realDonaldTrump
.@realdonaldtrump removes all doubt: he is running for President as a fascist demagogue.
Donald Trump is unhinged. His "policy" proposals are not serious.
.@Realdonaldtrump has gone from making absurd comments to being downright dangerous with his bombastic rhetoric.
He’s putting at risk the lives of interpreters, American supporters, diplomats, & the troops in the region by making these bigoted comments
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Trump’s hateful comments aren’t just an affront to our values—they’re a threat to our national security. https://t.co/DUXg022w0e
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Trump's fascist talk drives all minorities from GOP.
.@realDonaldTrump remarks are Idiotic, next thing we will be banning loudmouth, racist billionaires.
I disagree with Donald Trump's latest proposal. His habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.
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"We need a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States while we figure out what the hell is going on. We are out of control," Trump declared in a speech following the San Bernardino shootings, which was carried out by a radicalized Muslim couple.

By Tuesday, people from all sides of politics and the world were slamming the billionaire business man for his "unhinged" comments.

Even British Prime Minister David Cameron told CBS News that Trump's proposal is, "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong."

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The Guardian reported the site was racking up more than 25,000 signatures an hour on Wednesday. According to the House of Commons, the Parliament's Petitions Committee will wait until Jan. 5 to decide what to do with the petition.

However, there's slight chance it will actually go through.

Although the home secretary has the power to exclude individuals from the U.K., there is nothing to show this will apply to Trump, a spokesperson from the home office told CNN.

Britons aren't the only ones looking to give Donald Trump the boot. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said that the Republican's proposal is like "a page from the playbook of Hitler."

St. Petersburg, Florida's mayor, Rick Kriseman responded to the "ridiculousness" of Trump's ban with one of his own on Twitter.

He later clarified to the Tampa Bay Times that he had no real intention of banning the presidential candidate.

"That's obviously not something I would try to do," he explained. "But his statement was kind of ridiculous, so I thought that it deserved an equal response.

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