POLICE were called today after around 20 protesters occupied the lobby of Donald Trump’s North-east golf complex.
A member of staff at Trump International Golf Links near Balmedie alerted officers at around 3.15pm after protesters from RISE – Scotland’s Left Alliance, occupied the building.
Officers were at the five-star hotel for more than 30 minutes before the protesters agreed to move on.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A member of staff from the golf complex reported the incident to us at 3.15pm.
“Nothing criminal had occurred.
“We took some details and spoke to everyone involved.
“They moved on and did what they had to do.”
RISE – Scotland’s Left Alliance is a left-wing electoral alliance created for the 2016 Scottish Parliament general election.
A spokesman for the group said: “When he launched his presidential campaign in June, he described Mexican immigrants to the United States as ‘drug dealers’ and ‘rapists’ Last month, he said that, if elected to the White House in November, he would temporarily ban all Muslims from travelling to America. He is, in addition, one of the leading figures in the so-called ‘birther’ movement, which contends, without any evidence, that President Barack Obama is not a natural born American citizen.
“Following the Scottish Government’s decision to strip Trump of his ‘Global Scot’ status – and in advance of the debate at Westminster tomorrow on whether he should, in the future, be granted entry to the United Kingdom – RISE activists are expressing opposition to Trump’s commercial presence in Scotland.”
The Evening Express has contacted the Trump Organisation for comment.