LONDON — The police in Scotland have arrested a 55-year-old guy in reference to a paragliding protest timed to coincide with President Trump’s arrival on Friday night time for a weekend of golfing.
Footage shared by means of newshounds on social media and by means of the website of the environmental group Greenpeace U.K. confirmed a paraglider unfurling a banner that learn, “Trump Well Below Par” because the president and his entourage milled in regards to the front of his Turnberry golfing hotel.
On its site, Greenpeace U.Okay. wrote: “We’ve hit @realDonaldTrump where it hurts — at his golf course. Trump does not believe in climate change. He’s pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement, and is committed to burning more climate wrecking coal. We couldn’t let him get away with a quiet game of golf … #resist.”
The paraglider’s movements got here sooner than 1000’s of protesters took to the streets of Edinburgh, the capital, and Glasgow on Saturday to rally towards the American president, hoisting “Trump Baby” balloons, chanting slogans and sporting banners that learn, “Dump Trump.”
He spent the weekend in Scotland sooner than touring to Finland for a meeting on Monday with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams mentioned in a remark, “Around 2,000 people were in Glasgow and approximately 250 were in Dundee on Friday evening, and a further 9,000 marched and took part in a rally in Edinburgh today.” Organizers mentioned tens of 1000’s had grew to become out around the country.
When Mr. Trump teed off at considered one of his golfing classes on Saturday, surrounded by means of a phalanx of safety officials, a bunch of protesters close by unleashed a barrage of chants, together with, “No Trump, no K.K.K., no racist U.S.A.”
The Scottish police mentioned on Saturday that they have been pursuing a paraglider who had breached the no-fly zone over the hotel. On Sunday, they mentioned in a remark that “a 55-year-old man has been arrested and has now been charged in connection with an incident when a powered parachute was flown in the vicinity of the Turnberry Hotel.”
The police mentioned the suspect, whose title was once now not disclosed, would seem at Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. No additional data, together with any imaginable fees, was once launched.
A spokesman for Greenpeace on Sunday showed that an arrest were made, however declined to remark additional.