HUNDREDS of people are expected to descend on George Square this evening to protest a visit by Donald Trump.

Demonstrations began across the country on Thursday, after Trump and wife Melania touched down in the UK for the weekend.

Glasgow is the first Scottish city to protest with Dundee and Edinburgh to follow suit.

The number of people attending the George Square protest could exceed a thousand as anger over the President’s decision to visit Scotland continues to grow.

Dundee will be holding a demonstration this evening before the national event takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Activist group Scotland Against Trump have organised buses to take protestors to Scotland’s capital.

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A ‘pay what you can scheme’ has been set up to ferry members of the public to the protest which will start at Holyrood before marching through the city, past the US Consulate and finishing at The Meadows public park where a ‘Carnival of Resistance’ with stalls, talks, music and games will be held.

While no plans for Trump to enjoy a round of golf have been confirmed, a protest will be held outside the president’s Balmedie course in Aberdeenshire on Saturday.

Protestors are planning to bring the now-infamous Trump Baby balloon to Scotland and fly it over his Turnberry golf course.

Thousands have signed a petition launched on Wednesday night calling for official clearance to allow the inflatable caricature - which depicts the President as an angry, orange-hued baby in a nappy - to be flown within the confines of an official air exclusion zone.

The team behind the blimp say they have begun talks with Police Scotland seeking authorisation to hoist the six-metre tall effigy skyward over the Ayrshire links while President Trump plays the course.

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A ‘significant’ policing operation is under way involving thousands of officers and specialist resources.

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has received a briefing by senior Police Scotland officers on how the service is preparing for the upcoming visit of the US President and the protests expected to take place in various locations.

Humza Yousaf said: “The President’s visit will have significant operational implications for Police Scotland and planning has been taking place.

“I’m confident that Police Scotland will provide a professional and effective policing response, keeping communities safe and facilitating peaceful protest.”

ACC Mark Williams added: “The President’s visit to Scotland will require a significant policing operation, involving thousands of officers and specialist resources.

“As with the visit of any high profile head of state, detailed planning is already well underway.”

“Whilst the exact details of his programme are still being finalised, our objectives will be to ensure the safety of the President and of those travelling with him and to maintain public safety. In addition, we will work closely with any groups to facilitate lawful protest.”