I was in the thick of the Glasgow unionist ‘celebration’ earlier this evening. It’s full of racists, sectarian bigots and quasi-fascists. There are videos and pictures of burning Saltires and Nazi salutes. Everyone should avoid the city centre tonight but especially if you’re an ethnic or religious minority or a Yes voter. A couple of people have already been attacked. Stay safe, everyone.
Okay, so nazi salutes, extreme violence and burning your own countries flags for fucks sake, what decade is this? I thought No voters were proud to be BOTH Scottish and British. This is disgusting.
Ah Sky news calls the events in George Square tonight a “boisterous celebration”. Not really a lot from the BBC, but you can bet your fucking house on it if a Yes supporter threw an egg they’d be vilified for weeks.
This… this is the true face of ugly nationalism. Where is the fluffy unionism?…
A referendum happened to decide whether or not Scotland split from the UK. The votes came in - Scotland is still part of the UK.
Today at 12 a bunch of member of the Orange Lodge (look it up - protestant extremists who also like to hang around with the KKK sometimes it turns out) decided to gather in George Square (the main square of Glasgow) to celebrate, as these guys are unionists. They are also sectarian racist fascist homophobic bigot losers. The Scottish Defence League (equivalent to the English Defence League, who are basically Nazis) decided to join them. They started shouting abuse at everyone. Called a gay pro-independence politician a poofter and kept telling everyone that didn’t resemble them to fuck off. Things got heated and they attacked some Yes folk, as far as I can tell. Fights broke out. One of them attacked a guy with a flare. BBC news reported this as “protests of the results” despite the instigators being supporters of the winning side. This was maybe around 4. They didn’t report anything else until maybe about 10 when things had been violent for at least 3 hours. Policemen on horses everywhere. People singing sectarian chants. Nazi salutes. Beating the shit out of kids, a Yes campaigner got stabbed.
Basically fascists and bigots using their newfound confidence and morale boost from remaining a part of the UK to instigate a huge fight. It’s pretty much a riot. Streets blocked off. It’s not just happening in Glasgow but Glasgow has a larger population than most places and so the gathering here is rather noticeable.
It’s still going. It doesn’t really feel safe around here.
And while fascists are literally beating the shit out of Yes voters the government decides to revoke Scottish powers - Scottish MPs no longer have a say in the Westminster budget (considering that Scotland’s budget is 10% of this it actually removes Scotland’s control of it’s own budget). This is in direct defiance to what they said they’d do in the case of a No vote - that Scotland would get more powers. So while English politicians are crushing the hopes and morale of the Scottish people fascists are trying to cave in their skulls.
Some of this might be incorrect. I’ve been getting most of my info from social media and ‘official’ media does not report on Scottish matters in a way that reflects the truth so if I’m misinformed someone please correct me!
Oh yes. Just what I was hoping to hear today.
Guys!! Keep the message going around on Tumblr that Glasgow is super unsafe rn! Please!! Thanks guys! I’m just really scared for everyone!!
I’m so sorry to spam with all this Scotland stuff but it’s really dangerous at the moment! Thank you!!
its not safe to wear a yes badge in Glasgow tonight, someone has been stabbed and there are literal fascists flooding our streets. the English defence league and orange order are in George square giving nazi salutes and burning Scottish flags. this is what it’s come to a day after the vote, a day after a no vote happening. stay safe all of you.
People are getting hurt, stabbed and beaten, having slurs thrown at them and the BBC calls it a “celebration”.
The photos and stories I am being sent by friends are nothing short of terrifying. This is not a party, this is violence.
My yes voting neighbours car has just been smashed by a squad of 12 no voters. It’s suspected they’ve smashed about 4 more on the way. My uncle almost got attacked for trying to chase them off. I’m in Livingston and the police are not coming
This is not Glasgow this is 35 miles away
Please everyone in Scotland brace yourselves and hide all yes stickers
ok so basically we had a referendum vote to see if we wanted independence
for a while it was really close and people were pretty much 50/50 on the decision
the votes came in at about 45% for yes and 55% for no
there was a lot of media bias by the bbc for the no campaign tbh
and nows there a few videos of whats to be believed people rigging the vote
now in glasgow unionists are rioting and targeting yes voters and doing nazi salutes and burning saltires
theres a chance it could escalate and spread to other towns as well
basically look at the stuff we’re reblogging and try educating yourself and please signal boost what is happening!!
This is the threat. British nationalism. Not Scottish nationalism. In the city that voted Yes. Back to this kind of Glasgow. Nazi salutes and chants about the famine.
Stabbing of a Yes voter, scuffles with the police, nazi salutes, fascism, bigotry, hatred, intolerance, Saltire burning and young women being terrorised on the street. To think Wednesday night the same square was full of families, hope and laughter. These are the brave guardians of our United Kingdom! Better together eh? Not with you lot.
Friends if you are around tonight, be safe. Glasgow City centre is not safe.
If it wasn’t for social media, the world would literally have no idea whats going on in glasgow right now due to the media refusing to even acknowledge that this is real and that this is happening right now. If the media won’t tell the world, we sure as damn will.
people of color in scotland please stay safe. any groups that gross nazi fucks would hurt who are in scotland please be safe. take your yes stickers off the car and take the yes cards off the pubs (i saw a few with them a few weeks ago in glasgow). i know it sucks having to buckle but prioritizing safety should be key right now, these people seem clearly dangerous.