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Glasgow City Council bans controversial SDL march

The Scottish Defence League (SDL) has been prevented from marching through Scotland's largest Asian community.

Glasgow City Council's public processions committee refused permission for the planned march through Pollokshields on Saturday.

It came after objections from Police Scotland and politicians.

The Scottish Defence League is an offshoot of the English Defence League, which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism in the UK.

Conservative Councillor for Pollokshields David Meikle said: "I'm delighted Glasgow City Council has refused the SDL permission to march in my ward, Pollokshields.

"I submitted a formal objection to the council as I strongly believed the march should not be approved because if it was there would have been an impact on public safety and order as well as disruption to the community in Pollokshields.

"I'm sure local residents will also welcome the decision of the council to refuse this march."

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