Police Scotland pooled resources as a Republican march made its way through Glasgow city centre. 

At least 15 police vans and cars trailed supporters of the Friends of Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association. 

They were marching this afternoon from Blythswood   Square to George Square.

Asked if police were expecting trouble on account of the heavy presence one officer said: “I think it’s just because of what’s gone on.”

It follows the arrest of six men, who have been charged with singing "racist material" in the city on the day of the Old Firm match on August 29.

Police said the arrests would be "the first of numerous" and that "racial conduct will not be tolerated".

Several politicians, including Health Secretary Humza Yousaf, condemned the video footage and Rangers pledged to assist police.