THOUSANDS of people marched throughout Glasgow as part of a pro-Palestine rally yesterday. 

Crowds of demonstrators gathered in George Square in solidarity with Palestinians on Sunday.

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

Protesters were heard shouting “free Palestine” and waved Palestinian flags and placards, just hours after the area was cleared of a sea of broken glass and debris left by Rangers fans celebrating the club’s league title.

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

Ahead of the rally, civil liberties lawyer Aamer Anwar tweeted that “1000s will gather peacefully with families & no alcohol, to protest the genocide of #Palestinians”.

He added: “We demand total respect by @policescotland & a facilitation of the democratic right to protest, we will not tolerate any double standards or excuses”.

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

Several police officers and horses were spotted beside the demonstrators.

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

People held up boards with messages such as "I stand with Palestine" and "silence is violence".

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

In Pictures: Crowds march across Glasgow as part of pro-Palestine rally

The Glasgow rally comes after similar rallies in other major cities across the UK and Ireland in solidarity with the people of Palestine this weekend.

Thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes after a week of sustained conflict.