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Man arrested in connection with Trump paragliding protest

Police have arrested a 55-year-old man.

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident where a paraglider flew over Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland and unfurled a protest sign.

The banner read “Trump Well Below Par” and the stunt was orchestrated by environmental group Greenpeace shortly after the US president arrived at the Ayrshire hotel on Friday.

Police Scotland said in a statement: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident when a powered parachute was flown in the vicinity of the Turnberry Hotel around 9.45 pm on Friday, 13 July 2018.”

The force earlier said the incident was being treated as breach of the air exclusion zone that was in place.

Greenpeace’s Ben Stewart said previously: “Theresa May should not have dignified Trump with a visit to the UK.

“The vast majority of British people are appalled by his words and deeds. He is, simply, the worst president ever. That’s why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par.”

The president and his wife Melania are staying at the Turnberry resort this weekend during a private leg of their visit to the UK, after Mr Trump had meetings with Theresa May and the Queen.

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