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Police head off clash between groups in Glasgow amid statue protest


Police in Glasgow were able to avert a clash between people calling for the removal of a statue of Metropolitan Police founder Robert Peel and counter-protesters. A group of those looking to see the statue removed were being escorted down North Hanover Street in the city when they overtook the police escort and began running towards George Square. Hundreds of counter-protesters began running towards the group before police were able to get in between the two.

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