BrewDog launches petition to rename airport 'Joe Biden International'
Donald Trump uses the airport every time he flies to Scotland
Drinks brand BrewDog have launched a petition to rename a Scottish airport 'Joe Biden International'. The move comes amidst talk of Donald Trump's potential visit to Scotland later this week.
Trump has refused to attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20th, which prompted BrewDog co-founder James Watt to announce the move on Twitter.
Watt said: "Apparently, Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in Scotland later this week. He always flies into Glasgow Prestwick Airport. So, @BrewDog have started a petition to rename this airport 'Joe Biden International'. People of Scotland, the petition is here http://bit.ly/3bP1utz"
BrewDog was founded in 2007 by Watt and business parter Martin Dickie in Fraserburgh, a small town 40 miles north of Aberdeen.
The brand operates breweries and a number of pub chains across the UK.
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Five people died, including one police officer. Many more law enforcement personnel were attacked and injured.
As a result, the US Capitol was put under lockdown due to a 'security threat' - just days before Biden's inauguration.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke near the Capitol building, which the local fire service extinguished.
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