Shock footage has emerged showing a pack of thugs repeatedly attacking a man in Glasgow after Republican marches were held in the city on Saturday.
Footage of the violent incident was shot on London Road close to Barrowland Park after two controversial parades in the city.
As a crowd of people, including a number wearing distinctive yellow and green Republican band uniforms, head away from the city centre towards the east end trouble suddenly erupts.
A man wearing a grey top is punched in the back of the head by what appears to be a Republican band member amid chaotic scenes.
Another man wearing a red jacket then becomes the main target of the mob.
He is set upon by around five people who repeatedly kick and punch his body, head and face.
He tries remain standing before being beaten to the ground by a group of attackers.
The barrage continues as he tries to protect his head while lying on the floor.
The man attempts to stumble away but is then attacked again as a thug wades into him with his boot.
The man with the grey top who was initially attacked is then seen back on his feet at the end of the clip as a man and a woman appear to check if he is okay as the crowd disperses.
It is not known what sparked the violence. Police Scotland say they did not receive a report of an attack in the area and said: “We are not aware of any incidents.”
The violent scenes came after a number of arrests were made in Glasgow during Saturday’s marches.
A heavy police presence kept Loyalist protesters apart from two Republican parades which were organised by the Cairde na hEireann group and the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association (IRPWA) .
Officers charged 11 people, including two boys aged 14 and 15, with various offences ranging from sectarian singing to carrying an offensive weapon.
An officer was hospitalised after being hit by a flare thrown by a Loyalist protester on Saturday.
Police outnumbered marchers and counter-demonstrators but there were still a number of flashpoints with the marches coming eight days after a full-scale riot erupted in Govan when Loyalists tried to disrupt a Republican parade.
The city now faces a month of marches, with 14 processions planned in the next three weeks.
Glasgow City Council chiefs said they were aware the marches were draining police resources and causing disruption within communities.
A spokesman from the local authority said: “We want to thank the police for everything they did to ensure trouble was kept to a minimum on Saturday.
“But with 14 processions coming up this month alone, we know this kind of march continues to disrupt Glasgow’s communities and impact on policing outside the city.
“We will be very carefully considering that community impact when we receive notifications of processions in the future.”
David Scott, of anti sectarian charity Nil by Mouth, says a cap on the number of marches and a policy allowing only certain processions at certain times was needed in Scotland.
He said: “We’ve almost seen the evolution of a 12-month full year-round marching culture and that’s very different from Northern Ireland in that it happens over four or five months of the summer. And I don’t think it’s a helpful thing. I don’t think it gives time for tensions to be eased over and talks to take place.
“I think a cap on numbers and a fair usage policy on marches is the way to go.”