A MARCH showing support for Irish unity is set to be disrupted by protesters from 'loyalist' groups in Glasgow. 

The event, organised by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, is set to attract 300 to the parade through Govan this Friday evening. 

A public processions committee meeting at Glasgow City Council last week was held after police raised concerns about this event, as well as another Republican parade on September 7. 

Those in the band had come under fire for including the Sean McIlvenna Republican Flute Band in the demonstation, but agreed at a council meeting on August 22 to remove them from those participating following concerns about 'overt' online support for the IRA. 

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Following the meeting, Glasgow City Council said they were 'satisfied with the representations put forward' by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band. 

According to posts on the band's Facebook page, every Republican flute band in Scotland has been invited to the parade, which begins in Elder Park at 6.30pm. Now, 'loyalist' groups on social media appear to be organising a protest to the event, alongside the slogan 'no IRA on our streets', asking people to gather at the cenotaph on Govan Road. 

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The posts, which were shared on both Twitter and Facebook, emerged on August 26, and were also distributed by right-wing groups.

Earlier this month, dozens of police were forced onto the street in Glasgow's East End during a Irish hunger strike rally. 

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Claims emerged online that police had surrounded and isolated a group of 'loyalist and unionist Rangers supporters' at the event, but officers said the evening 'passed without issue'. 

Police Scotland said: "We are aware of the parade taking place and will police it appropriately."