- BBC - Oct 10, 2020 -
Bar and restaurant workers have dumped piles of leftover ice outside the Scottish Parliament in protest at being forced to close by Covid restrictions.
Demonstrations also took place outside the City Chambers in Glasgow after pubs in Scotland's central belt were told to close for 16 days.
The closures form part of new Scottish government rules to try and suppress the spread of coronavirus .
About 3.4 million people are currently subject to the strictest curbs.
They involve licensed premises in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lothian, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley and Ayrshire and Arran being closed until 25 October - although they can still serve takeaways.
People wearing masks cheered as dozens of Glasgow hospitality workers took part in the protest outside the City Chambers at George Square on Friday evening.
Bucket-loads of ice were thrown on the street before a truck dumped a huge pile in the road.
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Caitlin Lee, a worker at Blythswood Square Hotel in the city, said the ban on alcohol sales had brought uncertainty to the entire hospitality industry.