Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman raped at Glasgow 'anti-greed' Occupy protest camp

George Square
Officers have been carrying out investigations at the George Square camp

A woman has been raped in a tent at the site of an anti-capitalist demonstration in Glasgow city centre.

The 28-year-old was attacked at about 00:45 on Wednesday in George Square, at the protest camp.

The camp was set up on 15 October as part of an "anti-greed movement" taking place around the world.

Strathclyde Police said an investigation had been launched into the serious sexual assault and officers were at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police received a report of a serious sexual assault on a 28-year-old woman in George Square.

"Officers are still at the scene and inquiries are continuing."

The protest in George Square was organised in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, which began last month in New York's financial district.

The campaign is against "injustices" in the global economic system, including the UK bank bailouts.

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