Neil Young is suing Donald Trump for using his music repeatedly during his re-election campaign. 

The Canadian rock star says the US president has breached copyright laws by playing his songs, Rockin' in the Free World and Devil's Sidewalk, at political rallies and events. 

In documents posted on Young's website his lawyers wrote: "This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,"

"However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a 'theme song' for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate."

Young, who recently released his archival album Homegrown, said he has been complaining about Trump’s use of his music since 2015 but has been "wilfully" ignored. 

The 74-year-old singer, who is an official US citizen having lived in America for decades, is seeking damages of $150,000 per infringement, including at a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June, and during Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore in July.

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