A MAN mourning the tragic loss of a family member to coronavirus was left “incandescent” after he was passed by anti-lockdown protesters.

Keiran O’Neill was out in the Merchant City yesterday as he was passed by a group of “quite aggressive and unpleasant” demonstrators who had gathered to hit out at the government’s lockdown measures. 

He said: “Lots of people have lost people to Covid-19 and we all wish it wasn’t true but the fact that these idiots think it’s acceptable to march through the streets with no social distancing and wasting police time is absolutely unforgivable.”

Mr O’Neill, who lost his gran’s sister to the virus last week, added: “What planet are these maniacs on? I hope that the police can make prosecutions.”

A 56-year-old man was charged. 

A police spokeswoman said: "We were aware of a protest at Glasgow Green during the afternoon of Sunday, September 6, 2020, during which around 300 people participated in an unlawful parade to George Square.

"Officers attended and provided a proportionate response and the parade passed peacefully.

“A 56-year-old man has been charged in relation to this and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."