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Man arrested after BNP attend Robert Greens protest

A man has been arrested and charged with a breach of the peace following a rally in Dalkeith, Midlothian, attended by BNP leader Nick Griffin.

About 30 protesters gathered objecting to the BNP's presence at the demonstration, organised by local residents demanding the rehousing of convicted rapist Robert Greens.

Meanwhile six people were detained for public order offences in Glasgow.

The arrests were made at an "Alliance of Nationalists" rally.

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said six men aged between 40 and 65 were arrested at the Buchanan Street demonstration.

Five men were detained in police custody and expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

Lothian and Borders Police said the 35-year-old detained in the capital was expected to be released for summons to Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Robert Greens, 34, was jailed in 2005 for attacking a Dutch student in the grounds of Rosslyn Chapel.

After his release from prison he was rehoused in Midlothian.

Some local people and campaigners have been calling for him to be moved to another location.

Police said an extensive operation was put in place to minimise disorder and maintain public safety during the protest.

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