Celtic Diary Thursday September 12: Why The Council Really Banned The Marches

Glasgow City Council have banned all republican and loyalist marches this weekend in the wake of civil unrest and violence after the last two or three.

This sudden leap into the twenty first century will confuse at least one side of the divide, as they thought that by using intimidation and threats they’d still be allowed to walk the Queen’s highway while everyone else would have t stand and watch.

The BBC reported;

Five marches planned for this weekend have been banned by Glasgow City Council after an emergency meeting. 

(The Scotsman said it was six )

It follows violent sectarian disturbances at similar events over the past two weekends.

Four Loyalist parades and an Irish Republican march planned for Saturday and Sunday will not be allowed to go ahead due to the threat of trouble.

The decision was taken by an urgently arranged meeting of Glasgow City Council’s Public Processions Committee.

In what has been described as an unprecedented move, council officials recommended that all five processions this weekend be prohibited. 

Police said recent events had shown the strong likelihood of disorder in the city at the weekend at one or more of the parades.

Supt John McBride said the number of officers who were to be deployed to the events on Saturday had been doubled following intelligence the force had received.

He said there had been calls on social media from Republicans to target Loyalist events and demands from Loyalists to protest against Republican parades.

‘Unacceptable disruption’

A council spokesperson said the committee had acted to protect the interests of communities in Glasgow, “taking into account the threat to public safety and the likelihood of widespread disruption and disorder”.

“The city has already witnessed an unacceptable level of disruption and disorder associated with parades and counter-protests in recent weeks,” he said.

“It is clear, both from the intelligence gathered by police and the tone of comments made by supporters and protesters, that tensions are high and the situation threatens to deteriorate further.

“The council directly appeals to those who would have taken part in these marches, or who planned to mount protests against them, to comply with the orders made and not bring further disruption to city streets.”

The council warned that it would now be a criminal offence for the organisers or any participants to carry out their planned events.

‘Not a thing of the past’

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “The Scottish government fully supports Glasgow City Council taking action to reduce the number of marches going through the city and it is clear that any action must be balanced with the right of everyone to peaceful assembly.

“However, the right to free expression does not give people the right to intimidate communities and the events of the past two weekends have clearly demonstrated that sectarian violence is not a thing of the past.

“As I stated earlier this week, I am open to working with all parties across the chamber to build a consensus on a longer term approach to this absolutely unacceptable disorder.

September’s Loyalist and Republican marches

Saturday 14

Pride of the North Flute Band – 60 expected participants – prohibited

Bridgeton Protestant Boys Flute Band – 300 participants – prohibited

Republican Network for Unity – 150 participants – prohibited

Whiteinch Orange and Purple District 7 – 120 participants – prohibited

Sunday 15

Partick Orange and Purple District 15 – 60 participants – prohibited

Saturday 21

Independent Loyal Orange Order – starts 10am – 50 participants expected

Pride of Govan Flute Band – starts 10am – 800 participants

Drumchapel Orange and Purple District 57 – starts 11am – 120 participants

Springburn Campsie Apprentice Boys of Derry – starts 12pm – 60 participants

West of Scotland Band Alliance – starts 12.30pm – 200 participants

Friday 27

Govan Somme Association – starts 6.15pm – 100 participants 

In the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Yousaf said the vast majority of Glasgow’s population viewed the trouble stemming from the marches as a “stain” on the city’s reputation.

On Saturday, a police officer was injured as two Irish Republican marches and Loyalist counter-demonstrations were held in Glasgow. 

The counter demonstrations at both marches were quickly contained by police, who had deployed officers in riot gear and mounted police.

BBC Scotland revealed that it cost about £300,000 to provide 500 specialist public order officers to the two demonstrations at the weekend.

The Scottish Police Federation said that did not include other resources such as the force helicopter, mounted officers and conventional police.

The heavy police presence came a week after a riot developed in Govan when Loyalists tried to disrupt another Irish Republican parade.

In the aftermath of the trouble in Govan, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the “sectarian disruption” as “utterly unacceptable”.

Glasgow City Council responded by saying it planned to stop “morons intent on bringing mayhem to the streets of our city”.

However, during September there were nine more marches by Loyalist organisations and two Republican marches planned in the city of Glasgow. 

I’ve copied that in full as it’s important to note the equal apportioning of blame in the media narrative.

It’s difficult not to applaud the decision, the marches cause havoc, but true to form no one wants to come out and say exactly who it is causing the problems.

And I’m uncomfortable with calling a march for Irish unity , a political ideal, a Republican march, as it hints at balacalavas and Armalite rifles.

The precedent is dangerous, as it allows authorities to decide who can and who cannot march in support of any given cause, but it’s clear that something had to be done about the recent levels of violence on the streets.

Perhaps actually pointing out who is to blame and not falling into the “two sides of the same coin ” argument would be a better, though courageous, way to move forward.

Glasgow City council, however, have at least done something, which is probably the base they were working on-something must be done, this is something, so let’s do it.

no doubt, however, someone will now organise a march protesting about the ban on marches.

Representatives of both the loyalist and nationalist communities could get together and march for the right to march.

They could perhaps unite under one banner, one with green for the nationalists, and perhaps orange for the loyalists, with maybe a touch of white in between to signify peace….

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There are two things to note, the police are a little peturbed, despite the overtime, as christmas is approaching, and they need to be out raiding supporters buses for their annual party packs. Here we see one force racing to the scene of a supporters bus which had been spotted on a supermarket car park by their intelligence unit, and one fan was seen to open a can of light ale…

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The council, of course, have other motives.

The Europa League draw has thrown Celtic into the same group as Lazio, of Rome. Those of us with certain connections will save an absolute fortune on travel to the Eternal city, as the council have already put something in place to , as one of them said, off the record, of course, make the trip a little easier.

And I’m assured that the council are terrified that knowledge of this particular use of public money will become, er, public…

You see, many years ago, one councillor was studying this map…

Image result for map of Celtic Park tunnel

It features several old railway tunnels, and as he delved further and further into the details, he found that one of them actually linked up with other tunnels that headed south, and ultimately all the way to Rome.

The Romans, having built a wall to keep the Scots out, found that due to the inclement weather, it was far easier to tunnel to Glasgow, and build a further wall, in the Bearsden area of the city, where the houses are nicer, and surprise the natives from behind.

The Glasgow-Rome tunnel has since been modified, with public money, and there is now a direct luxurious rail link from Celtic Park straight to the Vatican, which will no doubt pay for itslef as shareholders and season book holders receive notification of their seats over the next few weeks.

In fact, I do believe that there were architect’s drawings somewhere on the web, although they do appear to have been withdrawn.

And what’s more, as its a council operation, all seats are subsidised by the local authority, as long as we don’t tell anyone.

The ban on marches is simply a massive deflection away from the upcoming underground exodus to Rome. Imagine the outcry of the papers found out about this use of public funds, which could have been spent on the people…

 

The football is back on Saturday.

Thank fuck.

I’m sick of making stuff up to fill these pages….

Yesterday, we had this…

hoop hoop hooray September 11, 2019 at 10:56 am · Edit · Reply →

Please miss can I leave the room.

I’m not allowed to leave anything else

 

today..

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Mike A
1 year ago

Caption. This isn’t funny. Who nicked the lift?

SFTB
1 year ago

Even Dado Prso, hanging off the edge of a building, cannae see the Rangers coming.

Mike
1 year ago

Those tunnels were supposed to be our secret and now everybody knows, now they will be crowded, the disco lights have been extended to provide light, the human remains of long gone Celtic supporters since 1888 on the tunnel walls will need to be covered up and the no farting signs on the tunnel walls will need to be highlighted. The soft music of Celtic songs will be muted and felt provided for the soft shoe shuffle as we join the parade led by Carl Jungle bhoy’s uncle Jimmy. Refreshments laid on along the underground Celtic way with statues of hero’s from the past like Roy Aitken and Arthur Boruc. Fresh air is pumped in by the Bhoys of the Hood, Harry-Carry Hood’s bhoys. Man I’m so looking forward to it, pity I couldn’t get a ticket, but we are all on the one road, the same road linking up to the Appian way. Lazio 0-3 Celtic.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: ‘FFS are you insane? A pony tail!’

Whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : ‘That did not go well. I thought my shirt was stronger than that. Better go down and clean up the mess.’

tony carlin
1 year ago

Caption. Bonkin Boris clings to power by his fingernails!

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
I can see the Lazio stadium form here!

Love the hullabaloo abou the marches,300 years of vitriol and hatred, then an Irish Unity March hits the streets ban them all.

Th greatest wee Biggoted nation

mattyboy
1 year ago

fergies famous hair dryer treatmeant

Mark67!
1 year ago

Caption – ‘Fuck it, next time I’m just going to buy a ticket!’

Mark67!
1 year ago

Caption – ‘FFS, next time I’m just going to buy a ticket!’

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark67!

When you see him next time ,Ask him if he’s got a spare ticket 😉

Stuart McGinley
1 year ago

Caption: Boris put your hand down your answers are all wrong and it just wastes time…

wisnae me
1 year ago

The local government and the police have admitted that they are unable to keep order at an event where people are lawfully exercising their rights and rather than do their jobs they find it acceptable to criminalise people exercising their freedoms.

When the police can decide who, where, when and what people can protest then there can be no meaningful protest. The government is not fit for purpose.

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

Where is the actual Protest in those Marches?

Is a March celebrating a battle in another country hundreds of years ago, a Protest March?

Is a March wishing for irish Unity actually a Protest march?

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

It’s not our place to judge the worth of a protest. If enough people, however misguided we believe them to be, wish to try to make their point via a procession then, as long as we allow others to do the same for different causes, we must allow this lot to do so too.

Ban all or allow all.

basqueceltic
1 year ago

He said there had been calls on social media from Republicans to target Loyalist events and demands from Loyalists to protest against Republican parades.So Republicans target but huns protest against.i wonder how people interpret those.

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

Very sad phrasing from Supt John McBride there.
Especially when factions like Call it Out etc have openly and peacefully demonstrated despite strong provocation against the covert and darkly organised armed reaction from Unionist factions.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

thats wit a wis thinkin

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

That’ll be a first, Charlie 🙂

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

Yep, straight out of the MSM phraseology and absolutely deliberate and disgusting in its bias.

hoop hoop hooray
1 year ago

Caption

It’s the heightened expectation that kills them

1 year ago

Caption, after the Celtic defeat Sevco TV interview Gerrard in the gutter,

Admin
1 year ago

This weeks are cancelled…next weeks still in review I imagine.

You think this weekend will pass without issue from the Bridgeton Proddy Boys…I cant see them staying home myself

Following week…if this weekend goes off without incident and people of Glasgow happy, will the Council allow Pride of Govan Flute Band with 800 expected, to march in same Govan streets where riot occurred just because rioters were Unionist…that really will be laying down a marker for all out mayhem.

Thank fuck we don’t have any of that shite in sunny Kings Park!

charlie
1 year ago

caption high jump champion tries tae snatch a camera aff a guy oan a roof

John mccloy in Tasmania
1 year ago

Last wan doon’s a fanny.

Mike
1 year ago

BBC 4s excellent documentary “The secret history of the troubles” is a stark reminder (if we needed it) of what these march’s could lead to.
The Orange Order, once opposed to, but now hides behind the 1998 Humans Rights Act. 1998. Article 10: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include the freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.” It was said previously that Scotland was too intelligent for it to lead into the northern Ireland trap. Whenever I have e-mailed Glasgow councils Parade Commission department, they have been very sympathetic to some of the disgusting sectarian behaviour that we all have witnessed. But they say that their hands are tied, presumably by the above act. It seems to me that most ordinary people are fed up to the back teeth with those march’s and there follow followers. The disruption and cost of policing them is massive. Could they not challenge this act, reminding them of the human rights of the people who have to suffer this weekly disruption. I’m sure that I read that even the small business’s have to be compensated for lack of business because of the marchers. The first step must be to reduce the number of march’s to a reasonable number and then take it from there and presumably to challenge legally on behalf of the Scottish people their human rights to try to get them stopped. Then be prepared for what follows..

jim kearney
1 year ago

on the ban on marches simple solution for all involved hire an appropriate football or sports stadium and let the march round that out of harms way and the public domain and they can bang their drums till their hearts content without any public disruption of peace and the transport system but that’s probably to simple a solution

1 year ago

Caption….

” Wid it no be better if ye just did the selfie yirsell”

H.H.

The Cha
1 year ago

As you would expect that last one isn’t interested in remembering all the victims of the Somme and especially not the tens of thousands of Irish who perished.

They’re cut from the same orange, Hun, Linfield hue as all the rest so will be remembering only those of the UDA that became the Ulster regiment and who were also cut down in their tens of thousands but don’t expect to hear a word against the donkeys that caused the slaughter.

Monti
1 year ago

The marches i want to see banned are those LGBT nonsense!

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m sure you’re a proud marcher.

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: ” Great chance for Morelos “….

” Hi guys, can i get the ball back please “

Patrick o Hara
1 year ago

Caption.
Well done Jim. Now to receive our top prize of£1million pounds on You Have Been Framed you must now put your right hand on your head and rotate it in a clockwise direction while simultaneously putting your left hand on your stomach and rotating it in an anticlockwise direction. Not many people have succeeded before but I’m sure that you, as a rangers supporter, will not die but live on the same as your club. And bonne voyage.

1 year ago

A few posters have already echoed my thoughts. Let them (both sides) march around Glasgow green//Bellahouston Park banging their drums and celebrating their kulture until their hearts are content without inconveniencing the general public. Thing is though, will the peepel be interested if they can’t march by Catholic churches…..
Hail x2

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The wild goose

Hampden has a track…..

The Cha
1 year ago

Caption: Man climbs to the top of the biscuit tin.

jimmybee
1 year ago

Most right minded people would happily see an end to the parades in our towns and cities.
The orange order dont want to March around a park all day. They want to be outside your home outside your place of worship and antagonizing anyone from the catholic faith. If the Scottish goverment were real about sectaranisim then they should start here ban the parades or make them pay the cost to the police and the business that they ruin on the day of the parades. That would soon stop them.

Jez
1 year ago

The architect responsible is accused of being a Celtic fan after safe standing is introduced at Ibrokes!

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption

Oh shit I can’t hold on any longer , I knew I should have worn my light fawn suit

George Lazenbhoy
1 year ago

Is that the lead singer from the Red hot chilli Peppers?

1 year ago

Thalidomide climber makes it to top

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  tully

Poor stuff^

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Blow maggot

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  tully

Wait did Tilly just state he is Hong like a maggot? Oi Monti this one wants head.

1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Your sicker than him

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

You’re.

1 year ago

Ralph… It has to be remembered that God made us equal and some have declared that the Armalite etc helped the north of Ireland achieve that status.
And… There is something to be said for it.

If those who strive for fairness and equality for Irishness in Scotland allow their ideals to be quashed by the ascendency then maybe our history, in the North will be repeated. It only takes a spark to create the inferno…
GOD FORBID

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
New rangers signing tries to escape the walls of ibtox after witnessing Andy Halliday’s efforts of trying to trap the ball in training

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: Tickle, tickle.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Tully is the clear winner of the KOTW. What a dickhead.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Steve,
Ignore him m8, he most likely has a small, pencil like penis & never get’s a glance from the opposite sex.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

a bit like Charlie Saiz 🙂

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: Only 1 survivor after Catholic Councilors approve new Orange march route.

CarlJungleBhoy
1 year ago
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  CarlJungleBhoy

Excellent information.

CarlJungleBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Thanks!

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

OK OK , I will stop using Hai Karate.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

Man realises this is not a ‘ normal ‘ porno shoot

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
1 year ago

Caption

Iggy Pop nips out to clean his gutters but the paparazzi still won’t leave him alone

CarlJungleBhoy
1 year ago

Caption: Penalty to Rangers*

CarlJungleBhoy
1 year ago

Btw. Somebody was telling me that a leader of North Lanarkshire council, who’s been calling for Catholic schools to be scrapped, is actually a prominent member of the Orange lodge. Is there anywhere else in the world where this sort of hypocrisy goes unnoticed & unchallenged by local media?

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

SFTB

you were in too early with the prso

its been a race to 2nd place ALL DAY

Mike
1 year ago

Hatem Abd ElHamed from Kafr Manda he came,
To play for Glasgow Celtic and to make himself a name…
A hungry player is a motivated player,
A man with a tragic family story,
The main breadwinner for his family,
It resonates with me,
So welcome Hatem Abd ElHamed,
Do yourself and us proud.

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago

When you Walk through the town
Hold King Billy high
And don’t be ashamed you’re a twat
At the end of the Walk
You can get pie-eyed
And lie down in your pish in the park

Walk on through the Tims
Walk on through their weans
Though your knuckles scrape the floor
Walk on, walk on
With hate in your heart
When you pass a chapel door
Bang your drum a whole lot more.

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