City Council have imposed a change of route for Sunday's parade after
failing to negotiate a settlement with the organisers.
counter-protest had been arranged by a recently-formed militant Loyalist
group called the Regimental Blues, which met with Police Scotland about
its plans last Wednesday.
A report on the matter before the
authority's public processions committee today stated : "There is clear
written evidence that a counter-demonstration against this procession
will be mounted. What is not clear is the extent and size of this demonstration and whether any attempt will be made to disrupt the procession.
The group had wanted to march from the Kelvingrove Park area in the
west end, through the city centre, past the cenotaph and on to Glasgow
Green, a route it had not previously taken but said it had selected as
it was combining parades with another grouping.
Concerns were also raised about music being played when passing churches in the city centre.
At today's meeting, the council permitted the march to go ahead but
said it had to take a route from Royston in the north of the city, via
High Street on the city centre's eastern periphery to Glasgow Green.
A council spokesman said: "The details of the procession could not be
agreed by negotiation. Committee ruled that the procession should follow
the same route as in previous years."
The move came after it
emerged that the council has forwarded a petition by the Regimental
Blues regarding a senior authority official to Police Scotland. A
spokesman claimed many comments on the petition were abusive and