Seven arrested as thousands take to streets to demand Gaza ceasefire

Five men and two women were arrested in Glasgow during the protests against the conflict in the region.

Seven people arrested in Glasgow Israel-Hamas ceasefire protests STV News

Seven people have been arrested during protests in Glasgow against the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Five men and two women were held by officers following the demonstration on Buchanan Street against the war on Saturday.

The action was planned deliberately by marchers to avoid the nearby George Square to allow veterans and the public to commemorate Armistice Day.

No arrests were made at similar protests in Aberdeen and Edinburgh as thousands took to the streets to demand a ceasefire amid the bloody conflict.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “There were a number of demonstrations throughout Scotland today in relation to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

“In total there were seven arrests, five men and two women, made in separate incidents linked to the demonstrations, all in Glasgow city centre.”

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