Glasgow & West Scotland

Groups hold Glasgow march and rally against racism

Image caption Marchers headed off from Glasgow Green for a rally in the city centre

Trade unionists, politicians, faith and community groups have marched through Glasgow in a demonstration against racism and fascism.

The Annual St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March and Rally set off from Glasgow Green for a rally at Glasgow Film Theatre in Rose Street.

It has been organised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

The leaders of all of Scotland's main political parties also sent messages of support to the marchers.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: "The theme of this year's event, No Racism - There is a Better Way, sends a strong message to the people of Scotland and beyond that there is no place for racism in our society and that we must all stand united in our quest to rid Scotland once and for all of all forms of bigotry and discrimination."

Iain Gray, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, said: "Racism exists in Scotland today. Let there be no doubt about it. And as long as that is the case we must fight against it. We can never afford to be complacent."

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