Nine held in ID card demo

NINE protesters were arrested in Edinburgh yesterday following a demonstration at government plans to introduce ID cards.

The arrests, all in connection with breach of the peace offences, were made at the Barcelo Carlton Hotel.

The North Bridge hotel was the venue for a discussion on the scheme between Meg Hillier, the Home Office minister for identity, and business and local-authority representatives.

All those arrested were members of NO2ID, an anti-ID card campaign group, including Geraint Bevan, its Glasgow organiser.

A report will be submitted to the procurator-fiscal.

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