Police Warning Ahead Of Parkhead Protest Tomorrow

Police have released a statement ahead of protests planned for tomorrow outside Celtic Park.

The protest is allowed to go ahead after The Celtic Trust liaised with authorities. However, officers have reminded protesters of the current government guidelines which advise against gathering due to coronavirus, but have stated for those who do “want to make their voices heard”, they must do so “lawfully and peacefully”.

Superintendent Stevie Dolan, Greater Glasgow Division, said: “We are aware of a planned protest at Celtic Park which is due to take place on Sunday 13 December, and an appropriate policing plan ill be in place.

“The Scottish Government strongly advice against protest in areas under level 3 restrictions. We would urge people to follow this guidance and find alternative ways to protest, such as online, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“We understand people may still want to make their voices heard but they must do so lawfully and peacefully. Our response will be appropriate but we will use enforcement where required.”

The statement has been released after minor clashes with police after the last two domestic games at Celtic Park. Meanwhile, Celtic have urged supporters to stay at home, despite having been contacted by The Trust and “understanding frustrations over Celtic’s recent run of results.”

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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