A woman in her 80s was injured during a rammy at an anti-abortion stall in Dundee on Thursday afternoon.
Several police vehicles descended on the city centre after reports of a table being flipped and the woman being knocked over at a stall for pro-life initiative Project Truth.
The condition of the woman, who is known to the group as a pro-life activist but who wasn’t manning the stall at the time, is not known.
Run by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), Project Truth is described as “bringing the pro-life message to the streets of Scotland, one city at a time”.
SPUC’s vision is “a world where abortion is unthinkable”.
Members were handing out leaflets on High Street before the trouble started.
‘Table flipped’ at anti-abortion stall in Dundee
It is understood the pensioner suffered a minor head injury.
Police were called at around 3.30pm and said a man was issued with a recorded warning.
Witnesses saw a man being searched by officers at the scene before being taken into the back of a police van.
One said: “This young man went over to the tent and flipped the table.
“In the process, he also knocked over a little old lady, who has bashed her head.
“He then walked down towards Commercial Street where he was swiftly stopped by someone until police arrived.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a disturbance in the Commercial Street area of Dundee around 3.35pm on Thursday.
“One male has been issued with a recorded police warning.”
Group disappointed and upset
Michael Robinson of Project Truth said he was very disappointed and upset that the group was targeted in Dundee.
He said that a person had been violent in their approach to the stall and pushed it over.
He said: “Unfortunately a woman in her 80s, who we know to be a pro life activist but who was only visiting the stall and wasn’t part of the day’s activities was knocked over in the process.
“It is very troubling that the stall was attacked in this manner and this elderly lady was hurt as a result.
“No matter someone’s beliefs they should never resort to violence. This guy also shouted at the young people who were manning the stall before pushing it over.”
Michael added: “We are very concerned that this behaviour happened in Dundee. This is the fourth city we have visited and nothing like this has happened earlier this week.”