Women climb Finnieston Crane to protest against Armed Forces Day

Crane: Banner reads 'Resist militarism' and ends '#whitefeather'.
Crane: Banner reads 'Resist militarism' and ends '#whitefeather'.

Four women climbed up the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow as part of a protest against Armed Forces Day celebrations.

They scaled the crane at around 2.15am on Saturday morning directly opposite the STV studios on the Clyde.

The group - The White Feather Collective - unfurled a large banner reading 'Resist Militarism' and '#whitefeather'.

Speaking from the top of the crane protestor Frida Grey said: "When children in Scotland go to see tanks and bombs today in Stirling that's part of the normalisation of military culture.

"We've been engaging with police all morning and explained we want to stay here for Armed Forces Day. This is a peaceful protest about getting a message out.

"I would encourage people to think more carefully about celebrating military culture.

"There is sacrifice and and commitment from people in the Forces, but we have to work towards a demilitarised future."

Police officers removed the women and the banner from the crane in the early afternoon.

Police Scotland confirmed four females aged between 26 and 31 have been arrested in connection with an alleged breach of the peace.

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