Two more councils accept asylum seekers

Two more Scottish councils agreed last night to accommodate
asylum seekers and refugees to ease the pressure on Glasgow Council
where civil demonstrations and street violence have broken out over
the murder of an asylum seeker.

West Dunbartonshire announced they have found places for 50
families while Fife Council will take 100 families. The
announcement comes after Glasgow decided to end its position as the
sole Scottish participant in the dispersal system to ease the
mounting racial tension on its streets.

Yesterday, Malcolm Chisholm, deputy minister for community care,
met with the Asylum Seekers Consortium and declared that three more
councils would participate in the dispersal system. Though Chisholm
refused to identify the councils concerned, Community Care
predicted it would be West Dunbartonshire, Fife and East

The announcement came on the same day as the demonstrations
continued this time with anti-racist protestors picketing the
offices of the Daily Record in protest at front page
headlines claiming that Firsat Yildiz, the young man murdered in
the Sighthill area at the weekend, was not a genuine asylum

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