Eight arrested during Orange Order marches in Glasgow for 'disorder', police confirm

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Eight people were arrested during Orange order walks in Glasgow and Lanarkshire on Saturday, Police Scotland have confirmed.

The arrests were made on July 6 as thousands marched in the annual County Grand Orange Lodge of Glasgow Boyne celebration. Police say the offences were mainly for minor acts of disorder.

The event, hosted by the Orange Lodge, is estimated to have involved around 4,000 people. Processions began in different locations in the north, south, east, west, and city centre of Glasgow before meeting in Glasgow Green.

A number of city centre roads were closed to allow the procession to pass before being lifted again.

Chief Superintendent Stevie Dolan said: "Officers in Glasgow and Lanarkshire made a total of eight arrests during the Orange Order processions on Saturday, 6 July, 2024. The offences were mainly for minor acts of disorder.

"A proportionate policing plan was in place and we worked with a range of partners to ensure public safety and minimise disruption to the wider community.

"I would like to thank the vast majority of the participants, and the wider community, who engaged positively and behaved responsibly throughout."

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