Supporters of Scottish independence will today gather outside the BBC’s Glasgow HQ in protest at the corporation’s pro-Union news agenda.
The demonstration, which will take place at Pacific Quay at 1pm, is expected to attract hundreds and perhaps thousands, of Yes activists.
The snap protest was called after the BBC targeted two pro-independence bloggers who had their youtube accounts shut down. Wings Over Scotland and Moridura were targeted by the corporation after it was alerted by a Scottish Labour councillor over apparent copyright violations.
Despite a subsequent U-turn by the BBC, which led to the youtube accounts being re-activated, anger has swelled amongst many in the pro-independence community. The protest is the latest in a series of events that began in 2012 highlighting the pro-Union broadcaster’s bias.
Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the BBC continues to insist it is impartial in its coverage of Scottish politics. The issue was discussed briefly on Saturday on the Good Morning Scotland programme. The eleven minute discussion is reproduced below.
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