4 April 2015 13:52 BST


Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters have come together in a major rally calling on politicians to scrap Trident.

The demonstration heard speeches by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie, of the Scottish Greens, at a gathering in the city’s George Square.

The Bairns* not Bombs rally had marched through the city centre earlier on Saturday.

Police Scotland said up to 4,000 people were involved in the protest.

The rally will be followed on April 13 by a blockade of Faslane naval base, home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

The First Minister told the crowd: “We gather here today on the eve of the most important UK election in living memory.

“Never before have the establishment Westminster parties been so unpopular – and never has there been a greater opportunity to build a progressive alliance across these islands to chart a different course.

“And nothing sets these two visions apart more than the nuclear weapons sitting just a few miles down the river Clyde.

“One of the biggest decisions that MPs will take in the next Parliament is whether to waste £100bn on renewing these morally obscene weapons.

Continued here: STV News

*Bairn: (Scotland, and parts of Northern England) A child or baby.

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