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Trump critics hold beach protest
Trump protest
Demonstrators carrying placards took part in the march
A march in protest against Donald Trump's plans for a 1bn golf resort in Aberdeenshire has taken place.

Councillors are still to decide whether the complex on the Menie estate at Balmedie should go ahead.

Pressure group Sustainable Aberdeenshire organised the demonstration which was attended by about 200 people.

US property tycoon Mr Trump has said he has won the backing of a number of business, tourist and golf experts.

The march - which left the Ythan Estuary at 1100 GMT on Saturday - was aimed at highlighting what objectors say would be the local implications of the development.

Mickey Foote, a spokesman for Sustainable Aberdeenshire, said he was concerned about the impact the project could have on what is an environmentally-sensitive coastal area.

The Trump International Links will feature two championship golf courses alongside 950 holiday homes and several golf villas, if it is approved.

The US billionaire wants to build "the world's greatest" golf attraction.



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