Scottish Daily Mail
Police fail to find trans hate protester clearly shown in THIS picture
POLICE have failed to identify activists who held up ‘hateful’ placards at a transgender rights demo, two months after the probe started.
Hundreds of trans supporters gathered in Glasgow in January to protest against the UK Government blocking the SNP’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which aimed to allow trans people to quickly change their gender.
The event was attended by SNP and Green politicians but there was outrage – including condemnation by Nicola Sturgeon – after pictures appeared of inflammatory banners, including one that read ‘Decapitate Terfs’.
Another banner said ‘I eat Terfs’, referring to the acronym for ‘transexclusionary radical feminists’ – used as a term of abuse by trans activists.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling led the condemnation of the politicians in attendance, including the Nationalist MPs Alison Thewliss and Kirsten Oswald, and MSP Kaukab Stewart, who stood with the protesters who were calling for women’s rights campaigners to be beheaded. But last night the Mail was told attempts to identify those holding the offensive banners had failed.
Police Scotland said: ‘Our inquiries are complete and no one has been arrested, however, if any new information comes to light it will be fully investigated.’
Last night, Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said: ‘It’s disappointing that the police have been unable to track down the offender, especially as the widely shared image is clear.’
Marion Calder, director of For Women Scotland, which opposes the gender reforms, agreed it was disappointing that police had been ‘unable to identify the male holding the sign threatening violence towards women’. But she added: ‘We are glad that Police Scotland took the reports seriously.’
The SNP politicians pictured in front of the placard about Terf decapitation claimed not to have noticed it.