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Glasgow City Council blocks weekend Republican march

Glasgow City Council has declined permission for an Irish Republican march to go ahead on Saturday following concerns about public safety.

The march was planned to mark the introduction of internment in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Police warned that the march carried a risk of disorder and would require officers to be taken from other events.

The council has now told the organisers that they can hold the march on an alternative date next month.

Public safety

The decision was taken by the council's public processions committee.

A spokesman for the council said: "The committee recognises the organiser's right to hold a public procession. In the interests of public safety, it has amended the date and route."

The council said the procession would be allowed to take place on Saturday 3 September.

It could assemble in Drakemire Drive at 10:45 and start at 11:00.

It would then follow Lainshaw Drive, Carmunock Road, Croftfoot Road, and proceed by consent into South Lanarkshire Council area.

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