A bevy of anti-Trump protests broke out in Scotland on Saturday, with hundreds marching within the nation’s capital of Edinburgh and several other protesting inside earshot of company at Trump’s unique Turnberry golf resort.
In the meantime, police continued to hunt for a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone Friday to fly a protest banner over the resort in western Scotland, the place Trump is staying with First Girl Melania.
Footage of the episode posted by environmental group Greenpeace appeared to indicate the paraglider flying low and virtually straight above President Trump and his Secret Service element.
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“Trump-Gonnae No Dae That.”
The drama, which comes on the heels of comparable widespread demonstrations in London on Friday, was unfolding as Trump prepares for Monday’s high-stakes assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
A dozen demonstrators had been staging a protest picnic on the seaside in entrance of the Trump Turnberry resort, chanting “Trump is a racist! Trump is a liar!” as different resort company performed golf simply 100 yards away.
Some protesters in Turnberry carried colourful indicators, together with one studying “Trump-Gonnae No Dae That,” and one other saying “Off Yego with a Trumpety Trump.” One other stated flatly: “Not at this time, Devil.”
Separating the protesters from the golf course was a line of police, some on horses. Snipers had been additionally perched atop a close-by tower overlooking the huge property. The resort is one in every of two golf resorts owned by Trump in Scotland.
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In the meantime, in Edinburgh, hundreds of demonstrators made their strategy to the Meadows, a park within the Scottish capital the place a large balloon depicting President Trump as an indignant orange child is floating within the air.
Police estimated the variety of folks gathering outdoors the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for the beginning of the demonstration at as much as three,000.
It took two hours for the march to weave its means by means of the town Saturday, a lot to the amusement of vacationers and motorists, who beeped their horns in assist.
The anti-Trump carnival spirit, full with a choir, bagpiper and tambourine band, continued on the park with extra speeches, poetry readings and music.
New Yorker Ibis Robinson, who has lived in Scotland for years, instructed the AP she got here to face up in opposition to “the hatred and bigotry in opposition to anybody who is not white.”
“There is not any means I am going again,” the 61-year-old stated. “Even when he is solely there for 4 years, each 4 years we’ve got an election and there are 67 million individuals who assist him, so what are the possibilities that that is the tip? That is the worrisome factor.”
The Scottish protests bore a resemblence to the widespread protsts in London on Friday, when hundreds crammed the streets of the British capital to vent their anger over Trump’s first official go to to Britain. These protests additionally featured the “Child Donald” balloon.
The Related Press contributed to this report.