Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.

Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of the spotlight at his golf resort at Turnberry, on the western coast of Scotland, ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

On the beach outside the resort, a dozen demonstrators staged a “protest picnic,” chanting “Trump is a racist! Trump is a liar!” as hotel guests played golf just 100 yards away. A line of police, some on horseback, separated the protesters from the golf course. Snipers were also perched atop a nearby tower overlooking the vast property.

Police were still trying to find a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone Friday night and flew a Greenpeace protest banner with the message “Trump: Well Below Par” over the resort. (AP)

See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

<p>Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP)

<p>Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP)

<p>A giant balloon depicting President Trump as an orange baby is launched as protesters gather in the Meadows after taking part in the Scotland United Against Trump march through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, on the third day of Trump’s four-day U.K. visit. (Photo: Nwil Hanna/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A giant balloon depicting President Trump as an orange baby is launched as protesters gather in the Meadows after taking part in the Scotland United Against Trump march through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, on the third day of Trump’s four-day U.K. visit. (Photo: Nwil Hanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Scroll to continue with content
Ad
<p>Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators march through Edinburgh, Scotland, during a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K., Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA via AP)

<p>Protesters against the U.K. visit of President Trump build a “baby wall” outside his golf course, Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, during the private part of his four-day U.K. visit. (Photo: Michal Wachucik/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Protesters against the U.K. visit of President Trump build a “baby wall” outside his golf course, Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, during the private part of his four-day U.K. visit. (Photo: Michal Wachucik/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Young girls hold anti-Trump signs during a protest in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the U.S. president visits Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort on his visit to the United Kingdom, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Young girls hold anti-Trump signs during a protest in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the U.S. president visits Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort on his visit to the United Kingdom, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>A miniature statue of President Trump is placed atop a pile of dung as Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A miniature statue of President Trump is placed atop a pile of dung as Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>A child walks around anti-Trump signs in Edinburgh during a visit by the president to Scotland on July 14, 2018. Trump, meanwhile, was at his Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort on Scotland’s west coast. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A child walks around anti-Trump signs in Edinburgh during a visit by the president to Scotland on July 14, 2018. Trump, meanwhile, was at his Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort on Scotland’s west coast. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>People hold anti-Trump signs during a demonstration in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, while the U.S. president visits Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in western Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

People hold anti-Trump signs during a demonstration in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 14, 2018, while the U.S. president visits Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in western Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>A protester wears orange face makeup and orange string in his hair during an anti-Trump rally on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A protester wears orange face makeup and orange string in his hair during an anti-Trump rally on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>A protester rides his bike near Turnberry, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A protester rides his bike near Turnberry, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>A man holds an anti-Trump sign on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the U.S. president is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in western Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A man holds an anti-Trump sign on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the U.S. president is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in western Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>The “Trump baby” balloon floats in the middle of crowds showing off anti-Trump signs in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the president is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

The “Trump baby” balloon floats in the middle of crowds showing off anti-Trump signs in Edinburgh, Scotland, while the president is visiting Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort in Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters gather on the A719 near Turnberry, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Protesters gather on the A719 near Turnberry, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>A Scotland United Against Trump demonstrator holds an anti-Trump sign near the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A Scotland United Against Trump demonstrator holds an anti-Trump sign near the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of President Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>Workers tend to the “Trump baby” balloon on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Workers tend to the “Trump baby” balloon on July 14, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>A protester against the U.K. visit of President Trump holds a placard outside Trump Turnberry, the luxury golf resort owned by President Trump, in Turnberry, southwest of Glasgow, Scotland, on July 14, 2018. (Photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A protester against the U.K. visit of President Trump holds a placard outside Trump Turnberry, the luxury golf resort owned by President Trump, in Turnberry, southwest of Glasgow, Scotland, on July 14, 2018. (Photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A woman talks on a loudspeaker as people hold a large anti-Trump banner and other signs on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A woman talks on a loudspeaker as people hold a large anti-Trump banner and other signs on July 14, 2018, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

<p>Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of the President Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Scotland United Against Trump demonstrators gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh before marching through the city to a “Carnival of Resistance” to protest the visit of the President Trump to the U.K. (Photo: Lesley Martin/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>Protesters on the A77 demonstrate against the visit by President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, near Turnberry, Scotland, on July 14, 2018. Trump has long professed a special connection to Scotland, the land of his mother’s birth. He owns two championship-level golf resorts in the country, including one near Turnberry. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Protesters on the A77 demonstrate against the visit by President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, near Turnberry, Scotland, on July 14, 2018. Trump has long professed a special connection to Scotland, the land of his mother’s birth. He owns two championship-level golf resorts in the country, including one near Turnberry. (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

<p>A demonstrator holds a placard near a golf resort owned by President Trump during the U.S. president’s stay at the resort, in Turnberry, Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Henry Nicholls/Reuters) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A demonstrator holds a placard near a golf resort owned by President Trump during the U.S. president’s stay at the resort, in Turnberry, Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)

<p>Trump protesters gather on the dunes near the Trump Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend. (Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Trump protesters gather on the dunes near the Trump Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend. (Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators prepare for a rally to protest against the visit of President Trump to Britain, in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

Demonstrators prepare for a rally to protest against the visit of President Trump to Britain, in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 14, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters)

<p>A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight paraglider-style aircraft passes over President Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire, Scotland, on Friday, July 13, 2018, with a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par,” shortly after the president arrived at the hotel. Scottish police said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offense. (Photo: John Linton/PA via AP) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight paraglider-style aircraft passes over President Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire, Scotland, on Friday, July 13, 2018, with a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par,” shortly after the president arrived at the hotel. Scottish police said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offense. (Photo: John Linton/PA via AP)

<p>A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight paraglider-style aircraft passes over President Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire, with a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par” shortly after the president arrived at the hotel. (Photo: John Linton/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Thousands protest President Trump in Scotland

A Greenpeace protester flying a microlight paraglider-style aircraft passes over President Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire, with a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par” shortly after the president arrived at the hotel. (Photo: John Linton/PA Images via Getty Images)

What to Read Next