South Scotland

Arrests made during rival protests in Dumfries

Protesters in Whitesands
Image caption There was a large police presence at the protest in the Whitesands area of Dumfries

Police in Dumfries have arrested three people for public order offences as rival demonstrations took place in the town.

The right-wing Scottish Defence League staged a protest at the town's Whitesands area, over proposals to expand the use of a local mosque.

Members of the Dumfries TUC organised a counter-demonstration.

There was a large police presence and the force confirmed it had made three arrests.

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