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Police reveal that 47 officers were injured in George Square carnage

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Forty-seven Police Officers were injured in the siege of George Square on May 15.

Despite Glasgow remaining in Tier 3 of Lockdown it is reported that 15,000 Covidiots descended on the city centre with George Square the focal point for scenes of violence as the law was openly flouted with alcohol freely available,

After two days of outrage in the media the incidents seem to have dropped off the news agenda with more references to parties and celebrations.

Discussing recent events, the Daily Record reported on a conference call by the Scottish Police Authority board involving Chief Constable Iain Livingston:

He praised the actions of officers at both incidents (Kenmure Street being the other), revealing that 47 were injured during the violent scenes involving Rangers fans in George Square.

He said: “They discharged public duties which were challenging, complex and intense, and they did so with good faith, integrity and professionalism.”

At the time it was reported that 28 Ibrox fans were arrested but so far there has been no reports of court appearances or sentences for those involved.

Over £58,000 of damage was done around George Square with the cost of repairs to statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert still to be determined.

Despite habing their HQ’s within a mile of George Square BBC Scotland and STV decided against sending camera crews to cover the incidents.

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