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Marchers hold Bloody Sunday rally
Bloody Sunday march
Hundreds of people took part in the march through Glasgow
Hundreds of people have taken part in a parade in Glasgow to remember the victims of Bloody Sunday.

The Cairde Na hEireann (Friends of Ireland) procession also attracted more than 100 counter-demonstrators.

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said that five arrests had been made for breach of the peace, but there were no major problems.

It remembers 14 civilians who died after being shot by British troops at a march in Londonderry in January 1972.

Saturday's event saw about 350 people make their way from Blythswood Square to the city's Kelvingrove Park, where a rally was held.

Francis McAdam, a spokesman for the marchers, said the police had been wrong to refuse them permission to walk through the city centre.

"We're disappointed that Strathclyde Police have given in to mob rule," he said.

"We've got the right to march peacefully, the same as the Orange Order, the same as anyone.

"Cairde Na hEireann will be applying for that same route again in the future - every other organisation is allowed to march through Glasgow city centre apart from ourselves - and we see that as anti-Irish racism."

Last year's parade went ahead peacefully, but in 2006 protesters tried to clash with those taking part.

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