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Police searching for paraglider who sailed over no-fly zone at Trump resort during Scotland protest

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Police are searching for a a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone and flew a protest banner over the golf resort where Trump is staying in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Police are searching for a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone and flew a protest banner over the golf resort where President Donald Trump is staying in Scotland, according to published reports.

What happened?

The protest against Trump’s immigration and environmental policies was staged by Greenpeace, an environmental activist group. In a statement, Greenpeace indicated that the stunt forced Trump to take cover: “As the glider appears overhead, the president can be seen making for the entrance, breaking into a trot.”

The paraglider sailed over Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland Friday night with a banner that stated, “Trump: Well below par. #Resist.”

Greenpeace claimed it informed police about the protest shortly before the glider arrived, the Associated Press reported.

Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch told the news outlet the paraglider committed a crime by breaching the no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel.

Trump and his wife, Melania, were staying at the resort ahead of a summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, according to the Associated Press. They arrived in Scotland via Air Force One on Friday, then traveled by motorcade to the Turnberry resort in Ayrshire.

How many protested?

An estimated 2,000 protesters turned out for a rally in Glasgow Friday evening to protest Trump’s appearance in Scotland, according to The Guardian.

The Associated Press reported that an estimated 10,000 people on Saturday marched in protest through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

Some of the reported comments showed the depth of disinformation spread by the mainstream media.

Jonathon Shafi, of the group Scotland Against Trump, said he wanted to show solidarity with Americans against Trump.

"It's not acceptable that a president talks about grabbing women, separates children from their families and gives encouragement to fascist, racists, misogynists and homophobes," he said. "We are not anti-American, just against Trump and his divisive regime.”

Eli Roth, 56, who is from California but lives in Edinburgh, said he hopes the protests will encourage people in the U.S. to "fight the Trump regime."

“We need to show that there are people outside America who care about what is happening and that Trump has a global impact," Roth said in the AP report.

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