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Hundreds attend anti-terror rally
Nine-year-old Mohamed Souidi at the Scotland United Against Terror rally
Nine-year-old Mohamed Souidi took part in the rally
About 1,500 people have taken part in a rally against terrorism in Glasgow, organised by mosques and Islamic groups.

It comes a week after a car burst into flames after being driven into the terminal building at Glasgow airport.

Organisers said: "The eyes of the world will be on a Scotland sending out the message that all our communities are united against terrorism."

Police also said thousands took part in the city's County Grand Orange Parade.

Orange Lodge parades took place across the city, before marchers joined the main procession at Blythswood Square.

'Community cohesion'

Meanwhile, the "Scotland United Against Terror" event was held in George Square.

Organisers said the day was doubly significant as it was the second anniversary of the London Tube bombings and one week after the Glasgow attack.

Faith leaders, churches and trade unionists were among those at the event, and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke to the crowd.

The views of people who attended the anti-terror march

Osama Saeed, one of the organisers, said: "We've been staggered by the messages of support we've been getting this week from the four corners of the globe.

"We thought on a local level we'd get together and do this to allow the grassroots to display their anger at the attacks, little realising nothing like this had ever been done before anywhere else before.

"The eyes of the world will be on a Scotland sending out the message that all our communities are united against terrorism.

"The Muslim community have called this event, but what's touching is how the rest of the country has responded to us."


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