On 24 August, two GDC supporters previously charged received letters from the office of the Procurator Fiscal stating that the charges against them had this time been dropped.
The GDC has sought independent legal advice from two local solicitors, which both affirmed that work on the streets, with stalls, newspapers and leaflets should continue and that no laws were being broken. Solicitors also confirmed that Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! is entitled now to receive the material previously seized and held in production by cops at the New Gorbals Police Office.
The response of the police remains to be seen and all political activists must continue to be vigilant.The GDC which will once again be outside Lidl on Victoria Road, Govanhill this Saturday from 12.30 - 3pm. We urge other groups and campaigns to come along and stand in defence of democratic rights. Solicitors will be on stand-by should the police once again attempt to harass people.
Formal complaints and possible legal action against the police by the GDC is now being explored.