STUDENTS at one of Scotland’s top universities paid to throw eggs at a cut-out of US President elect Donald Trump’s face, the day before his inauguration.
Students from Edinburgh University were charged 50p per egg, to throw at a target featuring the future president.
The target was set up outside the university’s main library at midday today (Thur) and around 50 students gathered to splat Trump.
The event was organised by a satire magazine at the university called Edinburgh Flipside.
Writers for Flipside said that all the funds from the protest would go towards supporting the magazine, so they could continue protesting Trump.
Poppy-Anna Waterman, President of the publication, said: “We have decided to do this in protest against this orange faced monster.
“We thought it would’ve both funny and satisfying, and further all the proceeds will go to supporting satirical journalism so we can continue protesting this sentient trash fire.”
Staff from the university passed the incident soon after it began and allowed it to continue.
Oliver Barham, a 22-year-old Spanish and Politics student said: “It felt good to blow off some steam and Donald Trump’s face was an added bonus.”
Robert Batson, a 22-year-old History student added: “I’m American so watching this hairpiece turned politician sneak his way to the White House has been frustrating and upsetting.
“This eases that anxiety a little. Also it’s fun.”
The protest is one of a number planned to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States tomorrow (Fri) .
Hundreds of protesters are expected to attend a march in Edinburgh tomorrow at 5.30pm.
Volunteers from Stand Up to Racism Scotland will hold signs and deliver speeches at various locations across the city.
They say the event has been organised to “oppose Trump and what he stands for.”