Taking Action ... Menie Liberation Front vs The Trump Organisation

Protesters: Menie Liberation Front Target: The Trump Organisation Location: Across Scotland Date: 24 September

Scottish statues: 'Trumped'
Scottish statues: 'Trumped'

 

The lowdown

Activists from campaign group the Menie Liberation Front put masks of Donald Trump on 20 statues in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. A spokesman for the group, named after the estate in Aberdeenshire where Trump is planning a billion-pound golf complex, said: 'We are dressing up statues as the tycoon to symbolise the way Trump thinks he can walk over Scotland.'

Why the protest?

The group said the action would be the first in a series of stunts designed to draw attention to those opposing Trump's plans. The campaigners claim residents will be forced to leave their homes. Next Thursday, a meeting of Aberdeenshire Council will decide if residents should be forced out under compulsory purchase orders to facilitate Trump's resort. The battle has been going on since 2007.

How did the Trump International Golf Links Scotland respond?

Sarah Malone, executive V-P of Trump International Golf Links Scotland, told the BBC: 'Gimmicks such as this illustrate the lack of credibility of those involved and do a great disservice to local people.'

How did the media cover it?

BBC Scotland covered the story online and Aberdeen's Evening Express newspaper put a video on YouTube and on its own website.

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