The city's statue of Robert Peel has today been vandalised. 

Robert Peel was a British Tory statesman who served twice as Prime Minister for the United Kingdom and twice as Home Secretary. 

He is regarded as the father of modern British policing as he founded the Metropolitan Police Service.

In Glasgow, a statue is erected of Mr Peel in George Square.

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Today, vandals have scrawled "ACAB" on the plinth of the statue. 

'ACAB' is an abbreviation for 'All Cops are B******S'.

Conservative councillor for the Shettleston ward has condemned the vandalism as "unacceptable". 

He said: "This kind of vandalism, along with the defacing of Conservative MSP offices, has absolutely no place in Glasgow.

"It's unfortunate that the well-meaning intentions of some peaceful protestors has been highjacked by a small minority who want to ruin a peaceful movement for their own selfish gain.

"To be clear, the ideology of communism has killed millions worldwide and it's absolutely disgusting that this graffiti both glorifies it and slurs many thousands of decent police officers who put their lives on the line on our behalf.

"These actions do nothing to address the underlying causes of institutional racism and I hope the perpetrators are identified and face the consequences."