Gangrene brigade change Glasgow street names

RFCStu

Well-Known Member
CELTIC fan group the Green Brigade have plastered alternative street names around Glasgow - honouring George Floyd and Sheku Bayo.

Campaigns have been launched to change the names of some of the streets in the city centre - as they currently depict 'tobacco lords' who benefited from slavery.


And yesterday, activists from the Hoops supporters' group put up some new signs.

It comes as the Black Lives Matter movement has become more prominent in the last week following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police in Minneapolis on May 25.

He was seen handcuffed on the ground as police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on his neck.


Glasgow's famous Buchanan Street is named after Andrew Buchanan - a tobacco merchant who served as the city's Lord Provost in 1740.

He was one of the first Scots to have tobacco plantations in the USA - setting up in Virginia. He later created Virginia Street in Glasgow.

Activists placed a George Floyd Street sign underneath one of the Buchanan Street signs - but this has since been removed.

Cochrane Street was named after three-time Lord Provost Andrew Cochrane, who was also a 'tobacco lord' who set up in Virginia.

It was 'renamed' Sheku Bayoh Street by activists after the 31-year-old gas engineer who died in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in May 2015 in police custody.

Nine cops responding to reports of a man with a knife restrained Sheku. They used CS spray and batons amid claims he hit out.

His partner Collette Bell said: “George Floyd was kneeled upon until he took his last breath. So was Sheku, only more weight and more officers kneeled upon him.

“George Floyd stated, ‘I can’t breathe’. So did Sheku.”

Brothers-in-law John Glassford and Archibald Ingram are two more 18th century 'tobacco lords' with streets in their name in the city centre.


A portrait of Glassford and his family is on display in Glasgow's People's Palace - and includes a black servant at the edge of the painting. It is understood there have been attempts to try and remove the servant from the portrait.



Activists have placed signs 'renaming' Glassford Street and Ingram Street after American activists Fred Hampton and Harriet Tubman, respectively.

Hampton was the chairman of the Black Panther Party in Illinios in the late 1960s and was killed aged 21 during a raid on his home by authorities.

Hey there's a bandwagon, lets jump on it -- sad people, never saw a cause they failed to exploit.
Is this the same scum that called Darcheville a fat Eddie Murphy? They really don't do irony do they?
 

BlueLagoonCo

Well-Known Member
The reality is they are a shower of fascists. They openly support an organisation that tried and failed to ethnically cleanse Protestants out of Northern Ireland.
Also what happened to the street sign for Kris Donald ? Which is probably the worst racist murder in Glasgow ! They are a shower of cun ts playing student politics.
Black lives matter except Jews, Protestants, Brits, Tories and child abuse survivors. Fkn deranged support
 

ScotiaPapac

Well-Known Member
Maybe instead of empty gestures like changing street names they could campaign for something more meaningful? Rather than take advantage of living in a great city built on slave money, they should be campaigning to raze every building built on tobacco, sugar or cotton money to the ground?
 

Houst.

Well-Known Member
Get they B-stards to F-ck . The quicker this country is RID of ALL of them - THE BETTER .
I DO know that that is easier said than done .
 

coolatballet

Well-Known Member
We cannot even mobilise our own support to kick their arses out at a general election.

Believe me, as I and fellow Bears whom I could name, did our damnedest at the last election to make a difference.

We cannot even mobilise our own support to oust a core minority that makes up less than 20% of our population.

If things continue to travel in same direction in this country, then I will sell up and move to Cumbria.
 

Klos the Boss

Well-Known Member
Dont believe for a second the groin brigade are responsible for this. Whoever's claiming they are obviously trying to win favour with the lefties for the groins
 

GovanFront4

Well-Known Member
Would love it Kevin Keegan style if UB went out and covered this up with Mark Walters, Alfredo Morelos, El-Hadji Diouf, Rudi Skacel and Shay Logan street names
 

GovanFront4

Well-Known Member
We cannot even mobilise our own support to kick their arses out at a general election.

Believe me, as I and fellow Bears whom I could name, did our damnedest at the last election to make a difference.

We cannot even mobilise our own support to oust a core minority that makes up less than 20% of our population.

If things continue to travel in same direction in this country, then I will sell up and move to Cumbria.
We have plenty young, organised and militant fans however it's disheartening when they are derided on FF for a bit of graffiti.
 

GovanFront4

Well-Known Member
I hope if one thing comes of all this it's that people stop being so scared to back our active youth fan base and the UB.

This is the type of thing they are up against and it's such a shame that the fractured nature of the Rangers support sees them as a negative. The UB are a great output and focus for active and organised support.
 

cocobob

Well-Known Member
I'll guarantee sturgeons stormtroopers know exactly who those scumbags defacing our City are.

Names addresses,the lot, go get them poileas?
 
Top