Protesters film themselves vandalising Trump golf course

The environmental activists have hit the President where it hurts - ruining a hole at his California golf course.

A cluster of environmental protesters were able to sneak onto US President Donald Trump's luxury golf course in California - and carved a message into the green on the fifth hole.

The group, which refers to itself as an "anonymous environmental activist collective", slipped onto the Trump National Golf Club and dug a pair of phrases into the ground that read "NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS."

In a statement sent to The Washington Post, the group said it had undertaken the act of vandalism because Trump's administration had shown "blatant disregard" for the environment.

"In response to the president's recent decision to gut our existing protection policies, direct action was conceived and executed on the green of his California golf course in the form of a simple message: NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS," the statement said.

The message is a play on former World No.1 golfer Tiger Woods' name, and the diminishment of the planet's fauna and flora.

The four-person group revealed to The Washington Post they had made their way onto the course via "a steep hill laced with cacti" - and said "tearing up the golf course felt justified" because Mr Trump had repurposed "what was once a beautiful stretch of land into a playground for the privileged".

"We hope this sends a message to Trump and his corrupt administration that their actions will be met with action," one member of the group said.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the vandalism.