Council response to social media comments about Baroness Thatcher and George Square

In response to comments on social media sites suggesting people are planning to hold a party in George Square following the death of Baroness Thatcher, Glasgow City Council has issued the following statement.

Regardless of whether or not it's appropriate to have a party to celebrate someone dying, this event was organised without involvement or consent from the council and we have safety concerns for anyone attending.

Organisers of legitimate events must get permission to use the square. They must also satisfy the council that they will take safety precautions such as providing first aiders, sufficient public toilets and stewards, as well as obtaining public liability insurance.

We urge people to stay away.