A demonstration  by ‘No Evictions Glasgow,’ for better living conditions for asylum seekers was cut short when far right activists defended on the rally.

NO Evictions Glasgow was due to be protesting over the living conditions of asylum seekers at around 6pm, but said it had been made aware far-right groups would be turning up in large an hour before. Scottish police have made six arrests so far following the disturbances.


Chief Superintendent Mark Hargreaves said: “Although we had an appropriate police presence in place to ensure public safety during the demonstrations in the George Square area on Wednesday evening, there were still violent scuffles which we had to deal with. “So far, six men have been arrested for public order offences and reports are being  submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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“Most of the protesters have now left George Square but officers are still on the scene for the safety of the public.

“The situation is now in hand and further investigations are still ongoing as regards the perpetrators of the disturbances.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took to social media and tweeted that the scenes were disgraceful.

“Disgraceful scenes in Glasgow tonight. Racist thugs shame Scotland. If they break the law, they should face the full force of it.

“We should all unite to say that welcoming refugees and asylum seekers is part of who we are.”


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