This scene means so much to me right now. (x)
I rarely post on here anymore, but please PLEASE PLEASE reblog and raise awareness of what’s happening in Scotland right now, less than 15 minutes away from where I live.
The Orange Order (basically a racist, homophobic, sectarian group of Neo-Nazi unionists) and other No voters have started mass riots and violence in George Square, where they are fighting, setting saltires and buildings on fire, singing sectarian songs, and giving Nazi salutes. They have BEATEN UP YES VOTERS, HARASSED AND THREATENED YOUNG GIRLS, BURNED SALTIRES, and EVEN STABBED PEOPLE WEARING YES BADGES/FLAGS. THE POLICE CANNOT EVEN CONTROL THEM. And yet, unsurprisingly, the BBC (Our MAIN NEWS OUTLET) has REPORTED NOTHING. And THAT is why we are RELYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD AWARENESS, WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT.
Not only have we lost our chance at freedom, but already WESTMINSTER HAVE WENT BACK ON THERE PROMISE OF MORE POWER, AND INSTEAD ARE TAKING AWAY WHAT LITTLE POWER WE HAVE ALREADY. NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS, WE NEED THE WORLD TO HELP US GET THE POWER WE WERE PROMISED IN THE EVENT OF A NO VOTE.
SCOTLAND IS FALLING APART AND WE ARE DESPERATE, POWERLESS, AND SCARED. SCARED OF OUR FELLOW SCOTS, AND SCARED OF WHAT ELSE WESTMINSTER WILL DO TO PUNISH US. PLEASE, PLEASE STAND UP FOR US AND OUR FREEDOM.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, AND MOST OF ALL, IF YOU ARE IN GLASGOW, STAY SAFE AND STAY STRONG.
an important tweet about scottish independence
If it wasn’t for social media, the world would literally have no idea whats going on in glasgow right now due to the media refusing to even acknowledge that this is real and that this is happening right now. If the media won’t tell the world, we sure as damn will.
i do not fucking care where you live
please spread the word about what is happening in scotland right now
Yesterday we had a referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country. I don’t know where you’re from or anything or how much you know about this so I’ll direct you to this post which will let you know a bit about Westminster politics, etc.
The vote was 55% no 45% yes. The only age group who actually had an overall no vote was over 60s which means the BBC did what they set out to do and terrified the elderly (who generally only have access to biased news sources, not social media) into thinking they would lose their pensions if they voted yes, which is a lie.
Today the country felt dismal. I saw people openly crying on the bus. We had such a strong, positive yes campaign and there was excitement for change before the results were released.
And now Ed Miliband has said, less than ten hours later, that he does not support further devolution for Scotland a.k.a what we were promised if we voted no. David Cameron says it will happen but that man talks so much shit his face should be brown and sticky.
And to top it all off, a bunch of unionists were in George Square earlier today taunting and mocking yes supporters and singing sectarian songs, making nazi salutes, and there are rumours of rioting and a yes supporter being stabbed, although this remains unconfirmed,
Basically, we have dropped our trousers and bent over for Westminster once again, ignored the cries for help of the four districts in Scotland who did vote yes and also happen to be the poorest areas (Glasgow, West Dumbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, and Dundee)
I am ashamed of my country. I never thought my pride in being Scottish would ever be dampened but here I sit today cringing at Edinburgh and Midlothian’s results.
Gonna publish this so everyone can see, hope that’s ok.
I’d like to take a moment to bring to people’s attention what is happening in Scotland right now, more specifically Glasgow. I’m not sure many of you even realise that yesterday we had the chance to vote to be an independent country, and overall, the run up to voting day was fantastic! There was such passion and positivity from both Yes and No camps, but that is now a thing of the past as since the votes have been counted and a NO vote has won 55% to 45% YES. George square has been the hub for many YES gatherings over the past few weeks, and I live in Glasgow and I’ve walked through them, and it’s been a really great atmosphere, but these pictures show what replaces that today. Within 48 hours it has gone from a scene of positivity, to complete anarchy, and the BBC has covered virtually none of it! I ask that you please be aware of the discord going on in Glasgow and Scotland right now, and if you’re in Glasgow please stay at home and be safe, this is not how it should have ended.
Tumblr, can you please spread awareness of the riots currently breaking out in Glasgow city centre (in George Square) -
Union supporters have begun rioting in the city waving Union Jacks, burning Saltires, saluting Nazis and attacking nationalists.
Absolutely nothing is being reported on BBC News, Sky News or ITV news. Spread the word!
Update - It’s 4.00pm on 20/9
The riots have stopped for now and some people have been arrested. Few reports of injury and despite supposed stabbings, no one has been killed. The riots may start up again tonight, in which case everyone needs to sty indoors. Keep safe Glasgow.
Okay no. This is terrible. Guys. I really, REALLY need you to raise some awareness on the riots in Scotland. Violence has broken out. Videos have come out of voters kicking and attacking each other. There’s alleged (I use the word alleged as I am not sure) stabbings and an attack with the weapon…
this is fucking terrifying
this is not the scotland we want
riots are breaking out in glasgow right now, scottish flags are being burned, people are making nazi salutes, there is racism and sectarianism and god knows what else, there are supposed stabbings, people are being beaten up purely for voting Yes, but the bbc has decided that a news story more worthy of being reported is the first iphone 6 owner dropping his new phone. the anti-scottish bias from the bbc is reaching new levels of absurdity
'Reports emerge of violence in Glasgow’s City Centre tonight as groups unofficially aligned with the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ sides of the Scottish Independence Referendum continue to taunt each other in the streets.’
ALSO: Pro union skinheads taunt defeated Scots independents
VID 1: http://youtu.be/QTDFJ15Mg7U
VID 2: http://youtu.be/K-DAfAI-zew
VINE: No Voters Surrounding Young Girls https://vine.co/v/OWPzrhni0Aj
ALSO: Lots of chatter about marches over the weekend
ALSO: Lots of anger directed at the BBC for failure to report events
UPDATE: 3 arrests, Scot Flag Ablaze, Reports of Stabbing - The square is currently closed to traffic
ALSO: Tomorrow, the 20th of September 2014, the Orange Order plan to march through Glasgow
Web cam: Glasgow George Square - updates every 20 seconds. http://goo.gl/TMWt3B
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A saltire was burned today. I’m still disgusted. People have been stabbed and beaten today. Nazi salutes were thrown infront of a war memorial today. Young people have had abuse hurled at them left and right. Do not ignore this. Do not ignore what’s happening in Glasgow tonight.