Two men detained by UK immigration officers in Glasgow on Thursday were released hours later after hundreds of protests surrounded a Home Office van to block the removal. Police Scotland said they took the decision on safety grounds after around 200 demonstrators took to the streets following a raid at a property in Pollokshields, within Nicola Sturgeon's constituency, just before 10am. The attempted removal sparked an angry response from neighbouring residents and politicians as it coincided with the start of celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan. Staff from UK Immigration Enforcement are believed to have swooped on a property in Pollokshields, as campaigners questioned why the widely condemned practice of dawn raids appears to be recurring in Glasgow, the only dispersal city for asylum seekers in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon accused the Home Office of creating a "dangerous situation" and described the Government's immigration policy as "unacceptable" as she led the objections from politicians and campaigners. One man positioned himself under the Home Office van to prevent it from being driven off, while chants of "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home" rang out at the scene.