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Three arrested as independence rivals clash

Three people have been arrested by police following clashes between pro-union and independence campaigners in Glasgow.

Police separated rival supporters in Glasgow's George Square on Friday night. Credit: PA Wire

Officers were called to George Square after hundreds of rival supporters gathered in the hours after Scotland voted decisively against leaving the UK.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said enquiries were underway which could lead to further arrests.

"Three people have been arrested so far in relation to the incident in George Square. Retrospective inquiries will be carried out which may lead to further arrests."

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Police: Yes and No supporters in Glasgow square 'dispersed'

Most of the independence and Union supporters who were gathered in Glasgow's George Square have now been "dispersed", Police Scotland said.

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Officers continue to manage the situation and prevent further disruption. Most have now dispersed, a small group remains with police in attendance."

Police separate Yes and No supporters in Glasgow

Police have separated hundreds of independence and union supporters in the crowded Glasgow's George Square.

Police have separated supporters of the Yes and No campaigns. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Officers, some mounted on horses, lined up to divide those waving union flags from Yes supporters.

Glasgow's George Square is packed with hundreds of people. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The two sides argued over the referendum result and a chorus of Rule Britannia was countered by the Flower of Scotland.

Rule Britannia and Flower of Scotland were sung by the crowds. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Roads around the square were closed as police dealt with the incident.

Union supporters sing 'Rule Britannia' in Glasgow square

Union supporters have chanted 'Rule Britannia' and 'Scotland said No' in George Square, Glasgow, leading to police separating them from Yes campaigners

ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward, who is in George Square, said:

Salmond's lifelong dream to lead independent Scotland is over

Alex Salmond's lifelong dream of leading an independent Scotland is over.

Scotland rejected independence by 55% to 45% leaving Britain's 307-year union remains intact and as a result Salmond has stepped down as First Minister and leader of the SNP.

Meanwhile, Westminster's relief over the vote has given way to the realisation that this campaign will change the way the UK is run.

David Cameron has today announced more powers for England and that will have huge repercussions for the whole of the UK.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:

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No voters chant 'Rule Britannia' in Glasgow square

ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports from Glasgow:

Queen: Independence 'result all us throughout UK will respect'

The Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of the UK was "a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect".

After many months of discussion, debate, and careful thought, we now know the outcome of the Referendum, and it is a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect.

For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be strong feelings and contrasting emotions - among family, friends and neighbours. That, of course, is the nature of the robust democratic tradition we enjoy in this country. But I have no doubt that these emotions will be tempered by an understanding of the feelings of others.

Now, as we move forward, we should remember that despite the range of views that have been expressed, we have in common an enduring love of Scotland, which is one of the things that helps to unite us all. Knowing the people of Scotland as I do, I have no doubt that Scots, like others throughout the United Kingdom, are able to express strongly-held opinions before coming together again in a spirit of mutual respect and support, to work constructively for the future of Scotland and indeed all parts of this country.

My family and I will do all we can to help and support you in this important task.

– Queen
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