A crowd is gathering outside a Glasgow immigration reporting centre prompting a police response. 

Officers are now stationed at the centre in Govan's Brand Street this afternoon following reports on social media which claim a person is being detained inside the building. There has been no confirmation from any official sources on whether this is true.  

Migrants are to start being detained by the Home Office after the Rwanda Act was passed last week.

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Suzy Boyd, 68, who volunteers three days a week with asylum seekers and refugees teaching them in English, said: "They are already very distressed and depressed because of the situation they are in.

"They are pulled away from their families. They have a dreadful, frightening journey and then they come to this. They are absolutely petrified and don't know what to do and who to turn to.

"It seems the people who should be protecting us are not willing to do that. It's shocking.

"I want to be another nationality. I don't want to be British. I am ashamed to be saying I am British. It is horrible what they are doing. They don't care about the suffering they are causing."

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One person at the scene told our reporter: "We don't have all the information. We only know what we know.

"The word is someone is being detained inside and it has coincided with recent policy to allow the government to send people to Rwanda. 

"So we are trying to learn from Kenmure Street here and stop our friends and neighbours from being deported.

"We are concerned about local people. If you want to come and try and save our local Glaswegian, just like ourselves come down. 

"We will stay as long as it takes."

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In 2021, crowds gathered in Pollokshields' Kenmure Street after two Sikh men were detained by the Home Office for alleged immigration violations.

Green Councillor Anthony Carroll said: "Today I am here as we have had another call in terms of the hostile environment the Home Office has been part of.

"Today while it is not the Rwanda policy which in itself has torn many constituents across the city.

"This feeling exists of a very tense atmosphere. Today someone is being forcibly removed from their home.

"This tears communities apart. This is the aim of the Home Office.

"They in a very adverse way wish to seek to stop people seeking asylum.

"We are all here to make that stand today to show that communities stand with their neighbours."

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are aware of a protest on Brand Street, Glasgow.

"A proportionate policing response is in place and we will ensure people’s rights to peaceful assembly and protest are met."