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Trump arrives in Scotland amid protests

IANS  |  Glasgow 

US has arrived in as thousands of people gathered to protest against his visit.

The and First Lady Melania touched down at the at 10.10 p.m. on Friday after completing his two-day working trip to the UK, reports the

Upon his arrival was received by Scottish David Mundell, who said he was "pleased to greet Trump on behalf of the UK government".

Trump, whose mother was Scottish, will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire in what has been described as a private visit.

He is not expected to meet Nicola Sturgeon, who has been a of the

Sturgeon is slated to lead thousands of marchers at the Pride march on Saturday.

Protesters filled in ahead of his arrival, the reported.

Shortly after Trump's arrival at Turnberry a power paraglider was spotted flying close to the resort with a banner which said "Trump: Well below par".

A "national demonstration" will gather outside the in on Saturday, with protesters walking to the Meadows for a "carnival of resistance".

The carnival will feature the giant balloon, which has been banned from both Turnberry and the

Huge numbers of protesters also marched through the streets of as Trump met and the earlier on Friday.

Trump has often spoken of his love for and its people and had been a regular visitor to the country for many years, but this is his first trip since becoming president.

He will leave on Sunday from where he will travel to where he is slated to hold talks with Russian President



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 09:18 IST