An anti-racist group is to stage a socially-distanced protest later this week against the "dreadful conditions" asylum seekers have faced in hotels across the city. 

Stand Up To Racism has described the attack which took place on Friday at the Park Inn Hotel as an "avoidable tragedy".

The attack saw six people stabbed including a police officer.

One victim has since been discharged from hospital, where five others, including Constable David Whyte are still being treated for their injuries.

Glasgow Times:

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The officer and three others remain in a "stable" condition. One victim has been described as "critical but stable" by hospital staff.

They will now hold a protest outside the Home Office on Brand Street on Wednesday as they call for an immediate end to hotel "detention" of asylum seekers.

A statement reads: "Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, asylum seekers, asylum rights activists, charities and others in civic Scotland have been warning about the dreadful conditions faced by asylum seekers who were forced to move, often at no more than half-an-hour notice, from their settled homes and into inadequate hotel accommodation.

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"The asylum seekers had their paltry daily allowance of £5.39 removed.

"Unable to buy daily essentials or top-up mobile phones, they were isolated and often fed inadequate food.

"Many talked of feeling imprisoned in their hotel rooms."

Glasgow Times:

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The group is calling for the allowance to be reinstated, as well as a move back into longer-term housing.

It added that the Home Office and Mears Group, the company paid to house refugees, had "serious questions to answer".

The statement continued: "Many asylum seekers are living with trauma or long-term mental health problems associated with their harrowing life experiences.

"Transferring them to isolated hotel rooms beside strangers, without suitable vulnerability checks by either Mears or the Home Office was always a terrible idea.

Glasgow Times:

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"There has been an overwhelming response to the call by charity Positive Action in Housing and others for donations of clothing and other items for the asylum seekers who have had to be removed from the Park Inn Hotel.

"Offered inadequate care by Mears Group and the Home Office, once again, they have been assisted by the good people of Glasgow."

The protest will take place outside the Home Office on Brand Street between 6pm and 7pm.