Hundreds in anti-Trump protest in Scottish city



LONDON: The Latest on protests in Britain against U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit (all times local) : 6:55 p.m.

Hundreds of people have protested in Scotland’s largest city to protest against President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K.

Pensioners, students, families and activists from a wide variety of pressure groups attended the demonstration in Glasgow.

Emily Bryce, from Stirling, proudly carried a homemade banner written in Gaelic, as recognition of Trump’s Highland roots, which translates as “Donald Trump, son of the devil.”

The 67-year-old Bryce said “it’s a disgrace that (British Prime Minister) Theresa May has allowed Trump to visit the U.K. and to meet the queen.”

Police estimated the crowd in Glasgow’s St. George Square at less than 1,600 people.

Despite the widespread anti-Trump feeling, there was overwhelming agreement that the U.K. protests aren’t anti-American.

Jonathon Gillies, a 27-year-old bar worker from Glasgow, said that “nobody here is against Americans. They are welcome to come here anytime. It’s just Trump we have a problem with.”-AP