NS5965 : George Square

taken 4 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

This is 1 of 80 images, with title George Square in this square
George Square
George Square
Police on Queen Street keep a watchful eye on the remaining independence referendum revellers in the square.

This is the only time I have seen the shutter at Queen Street railway station down.
George Square on the night after the independence referendum
Crowds of "Yes" and "No" supporters gathered in the square on Friday evening following the announcement of the historic Scottish independence referendum result. According to news reports, the atmosphere had been friendly until police had to move in briefly to separate opposing supporters after a group of Union Jack waving "No" supporters rushed into the square. Police made fifteen arrests on the night and at the time of writing (22nd September) a further six arrests had been made with the promise of more to follow.

The BBC News web site reported "...confrontation started quickly with flares being fired and a "co-ordinated" charge from the Unionist side, who were singing Rule Britannia.

Some of the pro-Union side were carrying banners featuring Loyalist imagery."

By the time these photos were taken (around 9:30pm), everything was calm and both groups of supporters were mingling again.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Railways  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5919 6545 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6962N 4:15.0853W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5918 6543
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