Police swoop on COP26 protestors blocking busy Glasgow road in ‘blood-…

Protestors in a rubber dingy have confined a busy Glasgow road as they stage a demonstration outside a Santander bank branch.

Extinction Rebellion are joined by AmazonRebellion on St Vincent Street and have been staging the rally since around 4pm.

A ring of police officers could be seen surrounding the climate change activists who are holding a banner reading: “Defund deforestation”.

Climate change activists have confined St Vincent Street in Glasgow

The words “protect Amazon” and “blood money” have also been spray-painted onto the bank.

A heavy police presence remains at the scene with officers beginning to remove activists from the roadway.

In a video posted online from the scene, officers can be seen attempting to cut by chains linking the activists.

A statement from Police Scotland said: “Our Protest Removal Team are at St Vincent Street, Glasgow and are taking steps to safely remove protesters.

“Our Police Liaison Team continue to include with those involved. A section of St Vincent street is closed and diversions are in place.”

We earlier told how 16 people were arrested after staging a separate demonstration on Lochburn Road in Glasgow’s Maryhill on Monday night.

Protestors chained themselves to bicycles and confined the road outside a venue where business executives were holding a COP26-themed dinner.

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