SHOCKING footage and pictures have emerged in the aftermath of Celtic winning the league yesterday.
Thousands of fans gathered in the Saltmarket and Trongate areas of Glasgow to celebrate the Hoops clinching the SPFL title.
Jubilant fans began to gather in the city centre after the game at Celtic Park.
However, the celebrations turned ugly among some sets of supporters with videos flooded social media showing violence, public urinating and drug-taking.
Louts also broke into the 1930 Merchant Cross by forcing its door.
Paul Sweenie, Labour MSP for Glasgow, tweeted: “Disappointing to hear reports that Celtic fans gathered at Glasgow Cross have broken into the 1930 Mercat Cross building by Edith Burnet Hugues.
“I hope Greater Glasgow Police secure this historic building and that no damage has occurred beyond forcing its door.”
Meanwhile, clean-up crews were required to deal with overflowing bins, discarded empties, and flares and fireworks debris.
Police have confirmed six were arrested over the course of the evening.
Offences included assault and acts of public disorder, and a further four people were issued with fixed penalty notices.
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A woman who lives in the area said she could not leave her house because fans congregated outside her home and were drinking and kicking her door.
Debbie, a university lecturer, who lives in the Merchant City, said: “There was no police when the fans started flowing. Police came later to help with traffic, at around 3pm it was impossible to access the area. I was very upset.
“They were kicking my front door and the shutters of the opticians downstairs.”
Several businesses like Bonjour Glasgow and the Tron Theatre had to shut last night due to the disruptions caused by the celebrations.
Bonjour stated on Instagram: “We have made the difficult decision to close tonight due to crowd levels around the Trongate/Saltmarket area. This is to ensure the safety of our customers, staff and community.
“Please do not attempt to make your way to the venue this evening and try to avoid this part of town where possible.”
Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow Division, said:
“Police Scotland is a human rights-based organisation that puts our values of integrity, fairness, respect and a commitment to upholding human rights at the heart of everything we do.
“Thousands of Celtic supporters gathered in the area of Glasgow Cross to celebrate their team’s achievement.
“A proportionate policing plan was in place which facilitated the gathering, prioritised public safety and sought to minimise disruption to businesses and communities.
“While there was an unacceptable level of anti-social behaviour and littering there were no serious incidents or disorder.
“There were some outbreaks of minor disorder and our officers acted swiftly and robustly to prevent escalation and protect safety. Over the course of the evening there were six arrests for offences including assault and acts of public disorder. A further four people were issued with fixed penalty notices.”
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