Bye bye Strathclyde Police.....

Published on Wednesday 3rd April, 2013 by Celtic Trust

but they haven't gone away you know!

In an old-style pavement picket complete with evocative placards, 6 (mature) Fans Against Criminalisation members welcomed ACC Wayne Mawson to the top police job in Glasgow under the new Police Service of Scotland, with a reminder that we haven't gone away either.  With the modern addition of a camera phone, and all avenues of social media waiting to report, we made sure that Mr Mawson was clear that the heavy-handed tactics of the officers of Strathclyde Police, whose misdemeanours he has inherited, may well come back to haunt him.....well, if we have anything to do with it they will.  The pickets made it clear that we will not stand by while our young people are criminalised and bullied off the streets.

In a letter handed in to Mr Mawson on behalf of FAC, the group said:

"Fans Against Criminalisation, made up of the five main Celtic supporters’ organisations, has organised evidence-gathering sessions at which individuals caught up in the disturbing events around the Gallowgate on  Glasgow on the 16th of March 2013 have given first-hand accounts of their treatment at the hands of police officers.  This is to facilitate those people who feel unable to complain directly to the police for fear of retribution.  We already have evidence of those who have complained having their details used for other purposes and being approached in an unwelcome and rather sinister way by your officers.

A report of those events will be produced and will be presented to Members of the Scottish Parliament and to the Parliament's Petitions Committee.  We intend to ask for a full independent inquiry into the events of that day.

We write to you today, on your first working day in office as ACC in charge of Local Policing for the West of the country,  to register our strong condemnation of the behaviour of your officers on that day and to inform you that we will be continuing our campaign until there is a full, transparent account given of who ordered this assault on peaceful protesters and till that person or persons is held to account."

This small protest will be followed by what we expect to be a slightly bigger one in George Square on 6th April.  Be there in the Square. 

Supporting your team is not a crime....and neither is peacefully protesting against unjust laws!


Keeping people safe?
 

Or frightening weans....

 

You choose

 
 

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4 comments
 
james mcgahan says:
2013-04-09 02:50:41
 

keep the faith

 
 
Admin says:
2013-04-03 09:53:45
 

Yes, I think it might be......

 
 
K butler says:
2013-04-03 07:57:58
 

Is this a new meaning of the bhoys/ghirls of the old brigade?

 
 
says:
2013-04-03 00:36:49
 

Celtic fans are the best football fans in the world

 
 
 

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