A pro-Hong Kong demonstration was held in Glasgow as part of a global effort to raise awareness of its current humanitarian crisis. 

The rally titled 'Stand with Hong Kong' took place on Sauchiehall Street from 1pm on Sunday. 

Activist organisation Democracy for Hong Kong in Scotland joined 21 cities across 12 countries to urge the international community to scrutinise China's actions in the special administrative region. 

Amnesty International representatives spoke at the event, which also featured a static street performance in which those present recreated scenes from Hong Kong's recent protests. 

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One of the organisers of the rally, who preferred to stay anonymous, said: "Today this is not just a Glasgow event but it is actually a global event. 

"Our organisation is Scotland based and with Glasgow being the biggest city in Scotland, it is a good place to raise awareness for the political crisis in Hong Kong.

"It is a humanitarian matter. It doesn't matter where you are from, whether you are from Hong Kong or Glaswegian, human rights should be respected everywhere. "

Hong Kong has been gripped with violent protests since last year after controversial legislation was enforced to extradite criminals to mainland China and Taiwan.

Police Scotland officers were also in attendance at the gathering which proceeded peacefully.