Clashes and smoke bombs thrown as loyalists protest Irish Unity march in Glasgow

Ugly scenes have broken out in Glasgow as rival Irish republicans and loyalists clashed.

Police have blocked a road as trouble flared following a Irish Unity march and counter protest.

Govan Road was shut off by police vans and riot police were also sent to the scene.

Witnesses reported smoke bombs being used.

Road signs and bottles have been thrown, the Daily Record reports .

Wheelie bins have also been set on fire.

Dozens of  police  officers – including mounted police – raced to the area to keep the situation under control.

Loyalists – chanting "No IRA on our streets" – set up a makeshift barrier across Govan Road outside St Anthony's Church.

Riot police with dogs then moved in and dispersed the crowd.

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