Protests planned for Trump visit

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY LYNSEY BEWS

Anti-Trump protests will take place in Edinburgh and Glas­gow to co­in­cide with the US pres­i­dent’s visit to the UK.

Events have been or­gan­ised by the Scot­land United Against Trump move­ment, with par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing trade unions, po­lit­i­cal par­ties, faith groups and oth­ers.

Don­ald Trump is due to visit the UK on July 13, with spec­u­la­tion his stay might be ex­tended to in­clude a trip to Scot­land, where he owns two golf re­sorts.

Cam­paign­ers said they would protest against his poli­cies and pol­i­tics, and “the cor­po­rate in­ter­ests for whom he gov­erns”.

Dave Mox­ham, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Scot­tish Trades Union Congress, said: “All of the or­gan­i­sa­tions com­ing to­gether for these protests agree that Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency is prov­ing every bit as dan­ger­ous and di­vi­sive as peo­ple feared.”

Cam­paigner Kirsty Haigh said: “Trump likes to talk up his Scot­tish con­nec­tions – but we are go­ing to show that his pol­i­tics are not wel­come here.

“A growing coali­tion of or­gan­i­sa­tions and cam­paigns are com­ing to­gether to say that Scot­land will stand united against Trump.”

The events are sup­ported by po­lit­i­cal par­ties in­clud­ing Scot­tish Labour, the SNP and the Scot­tish Greens.

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