Hundreds took to the streets of Glasgow as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration on Saturday (November 11). 

Organised by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, crowds gathered at the Buchanan Street steps in the city centre to call for a ceasefire in Gaza as the country commemorated Armistice Day

It was part of a day of action across Scotland and the UK, with marches taking place in Edinburgh, London, Dundee, Aberdeen, Dumfries, and Forres.

In Glasgow, an eight-year-old girl Jeewan Wadi from Gaza spoke emotively to the crowds beside her father Wesam. 

Campaigners also demonstrated outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow, calling for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Police Scotland said five men and two women had been arrested in connection with the protest in Glasgow. 

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It comes as the pro-Palestine march in London was disturbed by counter-protesters from the far-right who clashed with police near the Cenotaph on Saturday. 

The Metropolitan Police said 82 people were arrested to "prevent a breach of the peace" as part of a main group who tried to reach the protest march. 

Meanwhile, it is also understood police also detained more than 100 pro-Palestine protesters in London who launched fireworks and were wearing face coverings.

The force said it is looking for a number of individuals who took part in the main demonstration in London, including one who held a banner intertwining the Star of David with a Nazi swastika and others on suspicion of various hate crimes. 

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The Met Police said on X, formerly Twitter: “While the two minutes’ silence was marked respectfully and without incident on Whitehall, officers have faced aggression from counter-protesters who are in the area in significant numbers.

“Officers have prevented those not involved in getting on to Whitehall so it can take place without disruption, as we committed.

“They have faced unacceptable violence, including people throwing missiles and a metal barrier."

The violence was condemned by politicians, with many accusing Home Secretary Suella Braverman of escalating tensions. 

First Minister Humza Yousaf wrote on X: "The far-right has been emboldened by the Home Secretary. She has spent her week fanning the flames of division. They are now attacking the police on Armistice Day. The Home Secretary's position is untenable. She must resign."

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned the "wholly unacceptable" actions by both far-right groups and "Hamas sympathisers” on the pro-Palestine march.