Organisers of a march for Scottish independence have removed a controversial group from their website after concerns were raised about anti-democratic and offensive tactics.
The Scottish Socialist Republican Movement (SSRM) had been named as one group expecting to join a host of mainstream politicians and high-profile supporters campaigning for a Yes vote in 2014.
The SSRM website features photographs of burning Union flags. It also states: "Because the ruling class will not relinquish power without their use of armed force, this revolution will be a time of violence as well as liberation."
The group sees independence as a way of furthering a class struggle to overthrow the capitalist system.
March and Rally for Scottish Independence organisers quickly removed the group after it was brought to their attention amid calls from pro-Union politicians for Alex Salmond to distance himself from the march altogether.
A spokesman for the march, planned for September 22 in Edinburgh, said: "If anyone has views incompatible with a democratic system or views offensive to the general public - and that would clearly include flag burning - then they're simply not invited."
The rally is expected to feature speakers including the First Minister, human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar, former Labour MP Dennis Canavan, broadcaster and mountaineer Cameron McNeish and Green leader Patrick Harvie, among others.
The march begins at the Meadows in Edinburgh before making its way over The Mound to Princes Street Gardens next Saturday. It is expected to be held each year until the referendum.
Pro-Union group Better Together had called for Mr Salmond to pull out of the rally.
In a statement released by Better Together, Labour MP Jim Murphy said: "This isn't the type of Scotland that decent, hard working Scots want. People across the country, including many SNP supporters will be appalled by the over-the-top attacks on the Queen, our Armed Forces and the burning of the Union flag."