Hundreds stage counter-protest outside city sexual health clinic

Campaigners from the Scottish Family Party appeared to block the entrance to the Sandyford clinic in Glasgow with bricks.

Hundreds stage sexual health clinic counter-protest outside Glasgow’s Sandyford clinic Scottish Family Party via Twitter

Hundreds of people joined rival protests outside a sexual health clinic in Glasgow.

A small group of campaigners from the Scottish Family Party initially gathered outside the Sandyford clinic on Argyle Street, appearing to block the entrance with bricks.

The party announced on Twitter: “Bricking up the Sandyford Clinic. Demonstrating that this place should be shut down.”

A larger counter-demo shortly developed, with dancing and a sound system, as police kept the two groups apart.

Sandyford offers a range of services including abortion and transgender health care.

The demonstration came after the Scottish Family Party had previously announced on social media that it would carry out a symbolic “bricking up” of the clinic’s entrance.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were in attendance at the planned protest on Sandyford Place, Glasgow, on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

“There were no arrests and all involved have now left the location.”

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