Glasgow rally hears calls for balanced broadcasting in referendum debate

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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
A rally calling for a balanced and inclusive referendum debate from broadcasters has been held in Glasgow city centre.
 
Organisers estimate that almost two hundred people attended Saturday’s march which was held by campaign group BARD2014.

The group are calling for a balanced and all inclusive referendum debate and the rally, which involved a march from Strathclyde University to St Enoch’s Square, saw people from all over Scotland attend.

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