Hundreds of Glaswegians gathered in George Square last night, braving the rain for a candlelight vigil in honour of transgender teen Brianna Ghey.
Brianna Ghey, 16, was found by members of the public at Linear Park on Saturday. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 3pm after she was discovered on the path with serious injuries.
She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Officers investigating the incident have since arrested two 15-year-olds, one boy and one girl, on suspicion of murder.
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Almost a thousand people descended upon the city centre to pay their respects, with lots of people wearing pride flags as well as holding a minute silence, reports the Daily Record.
A number of other vigils are set to be held across the country over the weekend as people come together to remember the 16-year-old.
Organiser Gemma told Glasgow Live: "I think this vigil is important for many reasons.
"It's tragic that this wee girl lost her life and there are a lot of trans people and parents of trans people who are really frightened just now, I think the community needs a bit of support.
"We want to provide comfort to a grieving family but we also want other trans kids and their families to know that they aren't hated, there are so many people on their side that want them to live freely and not be afraid."
Scott Cuthbertson, manager of the Equality Network, shared a video of event to Twitter along with the caption: "A large turnout and sombre atmosphere here at the Glasgow vigil for Brianna Ghey with more people arriving every minute. In the silence, there is resolve. We must #ProtectTransKids."
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Waller of Cheshire police said Brianna's family have been 'overwhelmed' by support since her death and officers had been “inundated” with information.
He said: “I know that the family have also been overwhelmed by the messages of support, positivity and the compassion across the country and beyond – and the thoughts of everyone at the constabulary remain firmly with them.”
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