Man arrested following SDL rally and counter-protests in Perth

September 10 2017, 7.26pmUpdated: September 11 2017, 10.43am
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Counter-protesters gathered at Perth railway station.

A man has been arrested following the Scottish Defence League march in Perth.

The 25-year-old, who is not a member of the Far-Right group, was detained in relation to a breach of the peace.

Police say he will appear at the city’s Sheriff Court at a later date.

VIDEO: “Amazing numbers” line Perth’s streets in counter-protest against far-right SDL

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We can advise that the demonstration in Perth city centre has now concluded.

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The SDL march through Perth city centre.

“A 25-year-old man was arrested in relation to a breach of the peace and will appear at Perth Sheriff Court at a later date.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation whilst this event took place.”

Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters staged a counter-protest at the SDL’s presence in Perth.

The right-wing group was rallying against a in a demonstration against a £1 million mosque development on Jeanfield Road.


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