Save Our Venues: Glaswegians protest closures of city venues

By Ava Whyte

Reporter

Save Our Venues: Glaswegians protest closures of city venues

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Glaswegians gathered today in George Square to protest closures of city venues and to re-open libraries. 

Organisers, Glasgow Against Closures, said that today's action was to, "tell the council with one unified voice that the people of Glasgow will not accept the closure of any of our venues."

The events message asks Glasgow City Council to stop any third party takeovers of the city's libraries, community centres and sports centres and to re-open every venue as soon as possible.

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The action was attended by a number of familiar faces. 

Gavin Mitchell, best known for his role as Boaby The Barman joined the campain this afternoon alongside Tam Dean Burn who is known for various roles both on stage and on screen. 

Pictured are actors Tam Dean Burn, left and Gavin Mitchell at the rally. [Photograph by Colin Mearns]

Those protesting hope to stop Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life from permanently closing 59 of the city's community sport and cultural venues. 

Organisers said: "People make Glasgow, sadly it's up to us to remind the council of this fact."

Pictures show campaigners at today's action. 

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]

[Photograph by Colin Mearns]