Eight arrested as thousands take part in Glasgow Orange walk

© Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesMembers of the Orange Order take part in the Glasgow parade
Members of the Orange Order take part in the Glasgow parade

Eight arrests were made when more than 8,000 people took part in one of the country’s biggest Orange walks yesterday.

Streets across Glasgow’s city centre and East End were shut as marchers participated in the Battle of the Boyne parade.

An estimated 4,000 lodge members took part in the walk itself with a similar number following behind.

Police said the arrests were made for minor public order offences including two sectarian breaches of the peace.

Of those arrested, four were held in custody with three of those expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court tomorrow.

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