Trans and queer protesters were pinned to the ground by police, handcuffed, and arrested Saturday at Glasgow Pride, Gay Star News reports.
The protesters, who carried signs with anti-police slogans, were attempting to block the parade at the beginning of its route in objection to the fact that Scottish officers were allowed to march at the front. “No pride in the police,” they shouted.
A scuffle ensued when police attempted to move the protesters to the side of the street. At least three of these protesters were taken into police custody and later released.
Two other LGBT attendees were arrested during Glasgow Pride, allegedly because police objected to their use of the word “faggots” in signs that read “These Faggots Fight Fascists.”
Glasgow’s Evening Times reports that five arrests were made at the event for offenses that include “breach of the peace with homophobic aggravation, police obstruction, and resisting police arrest.”
Glasgow Pride, Scotland’s largest LGBT festival, has been held annually since 1996. The two-day festival continues today on Glasgow Green.