Police say they will use public order legislation to disperse Rangers fans from George Square in central Glasgow due to rising disorder.
Thousands of fans took to the streets to celebrate the side’s first Scottish Premiership trophy in a decade, despite warnings against gathering due to Covid-19 restrictions.
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) May 15, 2021
A large group gathered in George Square following Rangers’ match with Aberdeen earlier on Saturday.
Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland said: “Due to the rising level of disorder taking place, and the threat to public safety, in George Square in Glasgow this evening, Saturday, 15 May 2021, Police Scotland will make use of powers available to officers under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to disperse those who have chosen to gather there.
“This decision has not been taken lightly, the senior police officer on the ground will give direct instructions to those gathered and anyone in George Square should leave immediately.”
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