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Glasgow Crowd Applauds as Men Detained by Home Office are Released After Protest

A crowd of protesters cheered as two men were released after being detained by UK Home Office officials in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 13.

The crowd had surrounded the van after the Border Agency conducted an early raid on a property on Kenmure Street in the Pollokshields area of the city, local media reported.

Police Scotland said in a statement that the men were released “to protect the public health and well-being of all people involved in the detention and subsequent protest in Kenmure Street.”

Video shared by David Fennessy captured the moment the two men were released from Border Agency custody. Credit: David Fennessy via Storyful