In Pictures: 1000s of Celtic supporters attend ‘Fans Against Criminalisation’ demo

Celtic supporters staged a hugely successful demonstration on Saturday against laws in Scotland which many believe are unjust against football fans.

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Back in October 2011, 2000 Celtic fans rallied at George Square in protest at the Offensive Behaviour at Football Bill that was proceeding through the Scottish Parliament at the time. We argued then that the Bill and the disproportionate policing we had begun to see at matches was criminalising football supporters. Events since then, culminating in the scenes we witnessed on Saturday when police attacked fans on the Gallowgate, have only served to prove us right.

Fans Against Criminalisation is an independent umbrella group comprising the Green Brigade, Celtic Trust, Celtic Supporters Association, Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters Clubs and Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs, representing thousands of Celtic fans.

On Saturday the latest ‘Fans Against Criminalisation’ demonstration was held, and the turnout was outstanding.

Pictures from the event, as well as a powerful set of banners seen later in the day at Celtic’s match against Hibs, can be seen below.