HUNDREDS of protestors have surrounded a Home Office van in a bid stop a dawn raid eviction.

Locals in Kenmure Street, Glasgow, came out in their droves as news spread that a family were being removed from a property in the street by immigration enforcement officers.

By lunchtime, around 200 protestors had surrounded the Home Office van with the family inside.

More than 30 police officers were drafted in to form a human barrier around the van as locals refused to back down.

They have been unable to move the van because one protester has crawled underneath, and is refusing to move.

Chants of “These are our neighbours, let them go” and “shame on you” to officers came from the crowd.

A large police presence had both ends of the street locked down as locals, in some cases holding small children or with their dogs, created such a crowd that the van had nowhere to go.

Glasgow MSP Alison Thewliss was among those to condemn the Home Office action.

She said on Twitter: "This is absolutely awful, but heartened to see local residents in Pollokshields standing up for their neighbours and refusing to accept the brutality of the UK Home Office.

“I am taking this matter up with Ministers. Not in our name."

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Around 9.55 am this morning, Thursday, May 13, 2021, police were called to support colleagues at the UK Border Agency at an address in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

"A number of protesters are now at the location. Officers are at the scene and enquiries are continuing."