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Post-referendum tension in Glasgow

Post by sheddi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:38 pm

You might have noticed that Scotland held a referendum on independence from the UK yesterday.

You might even have heard that the result was "NO" by 55%:45%.

Well, it seems there's something of a standoff between NO and YES supporters in Glasgow's George Square this evening.
BBC Scotland News wrote:Police keep crowds apart at a stand-off in Glasgow's George Square after the #indyref No vote http://bbc.in/1ATyKTk
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BBC Scotland News wrote:The BBC's @cameronbuttle says the situation in George Square has calmed down but remains tense http://bbc.in/1ATyKTk
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Re: Post-referendum tension in Glasgow

Post by sheddi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:42 pm

Still mostly peaceful according to https://twitter.com/Worldwidewebb1

https://twitter.com/Worldwidewebb1/stat ... 24/photo/1
The police are doing a commendable job in holding back opposing sides in the protests around George Sq Glasgow ...
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Uncharitable English people might say that Glasgow is like this every Friday night, referendum or not.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-22276018
Glasgow has been ranked as the UK's most violent area in a new report.

The UK Peace Index, from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), said the city had the highest rates of homicides and violent crime. The study, which looked at 10 areas, described it as "the least peaceful major urban centre", with London and Belfast in second and third place. However, researcher Steve Killelea said Glasgow had become much more peaceful over the past five years.

Areas were ranked according to the number of homicides and levels of violent and weapon crime, public disorder and numbers of police officers per 100,000 people. In 2012 there were 2.7 homicides per 100,000 people in Glasgow. This compared to a 1.67 per 100,000 in London and a rate of 1.0 across the UK as a whole.
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