Two arrested amid Gaza ceasefire demonstration against Keir Starmer

Protesters were seen in the Gordon Street area outside Glasgow Central Station as Labour Party leader Keir Starmer arrived in the city.

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Two people have been arrested amid protests calling for a ceasefire in Gaza in Glasgow after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer arrived in the city.

On Thursday evening, protesters were seen outside of the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Police Scotland said two people had been arrested in connection with assaulting officers at Congress Road.

The force added that enquiries into the incident were “ongoing”.

The arrests come after protesters were seen in the Gordon Street area outside of Central Station as Sir Keir arrived in the city.

Videos on social media have shown protestors shouting “shame on you” with Palestinian flags in the background.

There have been calls for the party leader to change his stance on the Gaza ceasefire.

Footage filmed on a train earlier, showed a passenger confronting Sir Keir over the “slaughter” of 7,000 Palestinian children.

The passenger can be seen saying: “Keir, how many more children in Palestine have to die before you call for a ceasefire?

“Over 7,000 children have died. Over 7,000 children have been slaughtered by Israel. This is unacceptable.

“What happened to human rights? What happened to democracy?”.

The man goes on to say “20,000 people have died”, and asks: “Where is your humanity?”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson: “We are aware of an ongoing protest at a premises on Congress Road, Glasgow, and an earlier protest in the Gordon Street area of the city.

“Officers are in attendance at Congress Road and engaging with the crowd.

“Two people have been arrested in connection with assaulting police officers at Congress Road and enquiries are ongoing.

“There have been no reports of any injuries at either protest.”

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