Protesters against Irish unity march in Glasgow cause ‘significant disorder’

March by James Connolly Republican Flute Band met with counter demonstration

Govan Road, Glasgow blocked by police as trouble flared following an Irish Unity march and counter protest. Photograph: John Aitken/PA Wire

Govan Road, Glasgow blocked by police as trouble flared following an Irish Unity march and counter protest. Photograph: John Aitken/PA Wire

Riot police, mounted officers, a police helicopter and dog units were used in Glasgow after protesters against an Irish unity march sparked “significant disorder”.

Police said the planned march through the city’s Govan area, organised by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, was met by hundreds of “disruptive” counter demonstrators at around 7pm.

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