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Over 5,000 for Glasgow Pride

by Keith Boyd
Issue No. 2468

Free Pride marchers in Glasgow

Free Pride marchers in Glasgow (Pic: Duncan Brown)


Up to 5,000 marched through Glasgow for Pride last Saturday. This marked 20 years of Pride events in Scotland and the central theme was trans rights.

The march was young and it was cheered along the route by people young and old. 

Community and campaign groups were joined by union banners including PCS, Unison, FBU, EIS, Unite and Usdaw. 

People voiced anger at the Tories’ cuts and calls for solidarity with the refugees in Calais got a great reception.

People were furious at Glasgow City Council for the commercialisation of the festival part of the day. Passes into the festival on Glasgow Green now cost up to £12. 

The anger was also expressed with a small delegation at the end of the march chanting, “Pride not profit”. 

 


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Tue 25 Aug 2015, 17:09 BST
Issue No. 2468
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