Hundreds of anti-racism protesters gathered at a rally in Glasgow city centre despite being warned by police to stay away.
Organisers said the Glasgow Says No to Racism event is aimed at “sending a positive anti-racist message from Glasgow’s George Square to the world on World Refugee Day”.
Supporters include Stand Up To Racism, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees, Positive Action in Housing, Afghan Human Rights Foundation and unions.
They had also been asked to wear masks and not to travel farther than public health advice allows.
Police vans lined the square, with more than 100 officers in attendance, including riot police and mounted officers.
Arrivals included members of the Green Brigade, linked to Celtic ultras, supporting the anti-racism rally.
Loyalists and members of a far-right group announced online on Friday night that they planned to head to the square to “protect statues”.
A small group gathered at the war memorial during the rally as lines of riot police separated the two.
Later, names of people who died in police custody were read out and attendees chanted “no justice, no peace, no racist police”.
Speakers said they “didn’t come here for a fight” and spoke of securing greater rights for refugees and asylum seekers.
They added “no-one welcomes” the far-right group and called on police to “do their job”.
There were some minor scuffles as police controlled people arriving and leaving but the rally was peaceful.
Protesters being kettled and moved on questioned officers over why similar had not happened to a far-right group involved in violent scenes at the square on Wednesday.
At least six people were arrested on Wednesday following scenes labelled “disgraceful” by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Far-right loyalists targeted a rally calling for improved living conditions for refugees.
Chief superintendent Hazel Hendren, divisional commander for Greater Glasgow, said on Friday evening: “Please do not come to George Square tomorrow.
“The lockdown restrictions remain in place and people should leave their homes only for very limited purposes.
“Anyone who wants to protest should find another way of doing so that keeps everyone safe.”