THE TRIALS have started of people who were arrested during the Govanhill pool protests in Glasgow last year. In an effort to stop the immensely popular pool from being closed by the city council, local people and their supporters occupied the facility. On 7 August last year sheriff officers backed by police began removing people from the building. People rushed on to the streets to protest and were eventually met by charges from mounted police.
The first trial is of Quasim Khan, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incidents. He is the first of nine to appear. The save the pool campaign is gravely concerned that the police have targeted black youths. The start of the trial saw a solidarity picket.
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