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So, so cucked.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demands answers after pair held on Eid Al Fitr

Two Indian men who were detained under UK Home Office orders in Scotland said they were “astonished and overwhelmed” after hundreds of protesters secured their release.

Protesters surrounded an immigration enforcement van on Thursday afternoon after officers took the men from a flat in the south of Glasgow.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the raid, carried out on Eid Al Fitr in an area with a large Muslim population, was “staggeringly irresponsible”.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said the operation was "in no way connected to Eid".

"We are tackling illegal immigration and the harms it causes," he said.

"We will continue to tackle illegal immigration."

The Home Office said the men, who were not themselves believed to be Muslim, were detained over suspected immigration offences.

Lakhvir Singh, who was apprehended with Sumit Sehdevi, praised protesters for his release.

“I’ve been astonished and overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from the people of Glasgow,” he said.

“At around 9.30am immigration enforcement carried out a raid and we were taken to security in the van. There were only five or six people at the time but word spread and then there were crowds of hundreds. We are so grateful for the support.”

Protesters shouted “let our neighbours go” and “cops go home” as a stand-off with police escalated. One man crawled underneath the van to prevent it from leaving the scene.

Police Scotland said they stepped in to ensure the release of the men on public safety grounds. The force said its officers did not assist in the removal of the asylum seekers but were on hand to monitor the protest.

Footage shared on social media showed the crowd erupting into cheers when the detainees were released.