Glasgow & West Scotland

Occupy Glasgow protesters move to Kelvingrove Park

Protesters in Kelvingrove Park
Image caption The protesters have moved from the city centre to Kelvingrove Park

The last remaining "anti-greed" campaigners who have been occupying George Square in Glasgow have left the city centre and set up camp in a local park.

The Occupy Glasgow group held a small rally before marching to the new camp in Kelvingrove Park.

The protesters had been set a city council deadline of Monday to vacate the site.

The move to Kelvingrove was agreed after talks with the local authority.

The site was suggested as part of a deal to clear the square before Remembrance Day events.

On Thursday, the council secured a warrant at Glasgow Sheriff Court to eject protesters from the square no sooner than midnight on Sunday.

A spokesman said this would allow them "to maintain a presence while minimising disruption to the people of Glasgow".

The activists moved in on 15 October as part of a series of international occupations inspired by the global "anti-greed" movement.

Those involved in the protest have said they are campaigning to take the influence of money out of politics.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites