Fourteen people attended Glasgow Sheriff Court today to answer breach of peace and racially aggravated breach of the peace charges.
After many hours of waiting, the charges relating to a British National Party demonstration held on 16th June 2012 were postponed to a later date.
The demonstration had been allowed by Strathclyde Police and they were heavily criticised for it.
The matter was raised in the Scottish Parliament and the police were instructed to investigate both their own conduct and whether the patriots could be charged with any criminal offences.
Today however, court officials said that the prosecution were not ready top proceed and citations would be mailed to the nationalists setting a new court date.
This was great news to one of the defendants, Joe Finnie, who was booked on a holiday flight for this evening and if he had not been able to make it to the airport by 5pm then he and his girlfriend would have been unable to catch the flight and they would have lost their holiday at a cost of £1100.
Joe said “I am overjoyed by the fact that I will be able to catch the flight, today we stood united and defiant, we uphold the right of freedom of expression.”
This website will keep you updated on the political prostitution and misuse of the Strathclyde Police as the case develops.