An ultra-Nationalist fringe group that routinely burns the Union flag and refers to it as the "butcher's apron" has been banned from an independence rally at which First Minister Alex Salmond will speak.
An ultra-Nationalist fringe group that routinely burns the Union flag and refers to it as the \"butcher's apron\" has been banned from an independence rally at which First Minister Alex Salmond will speak.
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BY Tom Gordon
The move to keep The Scottish Republican Socialist Movement (SRSM) away from next weekend's rally came after opposition politicians used its involvement to embarrass Salmond.
The First Minister was criticised for agreeing to speak at the cross-party "rally for independence" in Edinburgh, for which the SRSM was officially described as a participating group.
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