Published On: Wed, Jun 17th, 2020

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Footage has emerged of an outbreak of chaos in Scotland as groups on the verge of clashing are mediated by the police. Far right loyalists reportedly attacked a rally organised by Asylum Rights Activists in Glasgow. The protest was held to highlight the conditions asylum seekers are forced to live in.

In a video posted to Twitter, the tense scenes show a multitude of police officers in the area.

Many people present appear to be chanting, clapping and jeering.

In other clip, police sirens can be heard while a group of officers appear to be restraining someone on the ground.

Many of the authorities attempt to keep people away from each, gesturing for them to move back.

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The National Defence League had called on followers to gather in Glasgow city centre just before a ‘No Evictions’ demonstration.

In anticipation, police had pleaded for people not to attend.

However the activists went ahead with a heavy police presence protecting them from the NDL.

The loyalists attempted to disrupt the peaceful protest before turning their ire onto the police.

Journalist Liam O’Hare wrote: “Far-right loyalists have turned up to attack an asylum seeker rally in Glasgow. Shameful doesn’t even cover it.”

Aamer Anwar also said: “For years anti-racist groups & T Unions have demonstrated peacefully in our city of Glasgow without fear of attack.

“Today shamefully it appears that far-right racist sectarian thugs have been given the freedom of our city.”

Fraser Stewart added: “Last week loyalists turned out in Glasgow to “counter-protest” BLM. Today they’ve turned out against asylum seekers. Both times have ended up in clashes with police/assaulting passers by. This isn’t about statues. It’s violent racism from a group with a proud history of it.”

There have yet to be any reports of arrests.



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