BNP leader, Nick Griffin, had been due to attend an outdoor rally in Glasgow city centre.
In the event, three members of a small, breakaway fascist group turned up.
They were confronted by more than 200 counter-protesters and following an hour-long stand-off with police, they left the area.
Speaking at a rally immediately afterwards, deputy general secretary of the Scottish TUC, Dave Moxham told supporters: “Our job is to say that whenever fascists raise their heads, we will tell people – ‘you are not part of a proper democratic discourse, you are the enemies of a proper democratic discourse.’
“What they [BNP leaders] believe is that at a time of economic crisis, at a time of strife overseas, that this is their time. And they cannot believe that over the last couple of ears they have failed to get any traction in Scotland for their hatred.”
The rally was supported by a number of unions, including Unite, UNISON and the EIS teachers’ union.
“We are proud of being the ‘chapati and chips city’; the city of bhangra and bagpipes.
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*Update July 29th “BNP chief’s terror in clash with protesters”