Added on 31-Jan-2011
QUEEN legend BRIAN MAY has thrown his support behind a campaign against DONALD TRUMP's controversial golf course resort in Scotland, insisting he's "disgusted" nearby residents may be forced to move out to make way for the venture.
The property tycoon-turned-TV personality faced years of setbacks over his plans to build the $1 billion-plus development in Aberdeen amid concerns the construction would damage sand dunes in the protected area.
He finally got the go-ahead by officials at Aberdeenshire Council and started building work last July (10), with an eye to completing the project by 2012.
But Trump is still facing angry protests from local residents over the threat of a compulsory purchase of four family homes nearby, one of which belongs to 86-year-old Molly Forbes.
May is supporting the campaign by giving protesters permission to use his band's classic song Bohemian Rhapsody in an anti-Trump video.
He says, "I can see there is a horrible example here of bullying the defenceless by a rich man who apparently can buy anything he wants. I deplore this kind of abuse and feel greatly for Molly and the others who are being ridden over by a very selfish man. And what the world certainly does not need is more golf courses. I am disgusted.
"I sincerely hope you will be able to stop this nasty project in its tracks and I will do what I can to bring it a little more out in the open. I'm happy to secure you permission to try this yourself (make a Bohemian Rhapsody video)."