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UK News Glasgow brought to a standstill as Loyalists hold up Bloody Sunday memorial march

14:50  25 january  2020
14:50  25 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Bloody Sunday , or the Bogside Massacre, was a massacre on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, when British soldiers shot 28 unarmed civilians during a protest march against internment.

A Bloody Sunday memorial march is set to be met by protests from a far-right Loyalist group in Glasgow . West of Scotland Band Alliance is due to Glasgow City Council has estimated that around 200 people are set to march through the streets from 11.30am. A march in 2008 in Glasgow that

Loyalists held up a Bloody Sunday memorial march in Glasgow today.

Around 600 members of Republican group West of Scotland Band Alliance were marching through Glasgow when they were met with around two hundred protesters from a far-right Loyalist group.

The stand-offs at Renfield Street, Union Street and Clyde Street saw the march being temporarily suspended as demonstrators blocked the pathways.

Members of both groups could be heard hurling abuse at each other as the city was brought to a standstill.

Loyalist group to protest Republican Bloody Sunday memorial march in Glasgow

  Loyalist group to protest Republican Bloody Sunday memorial march in Glasgow It comes just months after tensions boiled over between rival factions in Glasgow late last year.West of Scotland Band Alliance is due to take to the streets through the city centre on Saturday morning.

The West of Scotland Band Alliance is holding a Bloody Sunday memorial march on Saturday to highlight what happened on Bloody Sunday The James Connolly Republican Flute Band attempted to take part in an "Irish Unity March " around the area and were met by Loyalists who tried to block

Thousands of protesters hold banners reading 'end London rule' and 'Tory scum out' as they take to the streets of Glasgow to demand Scottish independence. The march began in Kelvingrove Park in the West End of Glasgow at around 11am

Hundreds of police officers and horse mounted officers lined the streets in a bid to prevent trouble from arising.

a group of people walking down the street: Glasgow has been brought to a standstill due to a standoff between Republican marchers and Loyalist protesters today © Daily Record Glasgow has been brought to a standstill due to a standoff between Republican marchers and Loyalist protesters today

The Republican group, which describes itself as a ‘politically-independent organisation’, organised the march to “highlight what happened on Bloody Sunday in Derry” on January 30, 1972, when 14 unarmed civilians were killed by British soldiers during a protest march.

Protesters congregated in the city centre prior to the march after a Facebook event, set up by the National Defence League (NDL), called for “all Loyalists” to disrupt the parade.

The NDL describe themselves as: "Built by the people for the people to protect our great nation."

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A BLOODY Sunday memorial in Glasgow is set to be met by far-right protesters this weekend. The National Defence League (NDL) has threatened Speaking ahead of the parade, organisers said: "The West of Scotland Band Alliance have submitted our application to hold our annual Bloody Sunday

“ Glasgow city centre will be brought to a standstill as our independence march traverses through en route to George Square,” one member of the organisation said on a fundraising page before the event. The march achieved a high turnout. Police Scotland estimated that 35

The event comes just months after tensions between Loyalists and Republicans boiled over in the city.

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

Riot police were deployed to the centre of Govan after rival factions became locked in a major violent stand-off in August.

a person riding a horse on a city street: Horse-mounted police are in attendance at the march in Glasgow © Daily Record Horse-mounted police are in attendance at the march in Glasgow

Police Scotland last night said the the event would be "comprehensively" policed.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hargreaves said: “We are aware of a procession planned to take place in Glasgow through the city centre on Saturday, January 25.

“A comprehensive policing and traffic management plan will be in place to ensure all those taking part can do so safely and any disruption to the local community will be minimised.”

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