A day after an estimated 250,000 Londoners swelled the city streets and Trafalgar Square to tell President Donald Trump that neither he nor his worldview were welcome in U.K., the people of Scotland on Sunday also took to the streets to let the U.S. president—just trying to enjoy a game of golf at his seaside gold resort at Turnberry—that they felt just as strongly, if not more so, than their English neighbors to the south.
“This is a man who has no regard for human decency. Any man that doesn’t respect women doesn’t deserve any kind of state visit. I mean even the Queen must have boaked up in the toilet. His politics are abhorrent. He’s enabled racism. He’s given the right wing the right to do Nazi salutes in the street.” —Janey Godley, Scottish demonstrator
And neither the protesters themselves nor the placards they carried—colorful, irreverent, and in great numbers—pulled many punches.
One of the leading demonstrators near Turnberry was comedian Janey Godley, who The Scotman spoke with as she carried her sign that read simply: “Trump is a cunt.”
“This is a man who has no regard for human decency,” Godley said. “Any man that doesn’t respect women doesn’t deserve any kind of state visit. I mean even the Queen must have boaked up in the toilet. His politics are abhorrent. He’s enabled racism. He’s given the right wing the right to do Nazi salutes in the street.”
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“That’s why I’m protesting against Trump,” she added before yelling towards the hotel where Trump is staying: “That and the caging of babies – you big fat roaster!”
Prior to Saturday’s protest, Godley had gone online to explain exactly why she’s protested Trump before with her message in Scotland and why should be back with others this time around:
After his trip to the NATO summit in Geneva earlier in the week and a stopover in London on Friday, Trump and the First Lady are spending the weekend at the golf resort—and the president went out for a round of play on Saturday—ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.
But just as protests shadowed Trump elsewhere in Europe, the people of Scotland were not to be outdone. While many protested on the beach just beyond the perimeter of the oceanside golf resort in Turnberry, many thousands more marched through the streets of Glasgow.
Credit for the following photos goes to Jeff J Mitchell at Getty Images:
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