Extinction Rebellion protesters have been charged following the disruption caused in Edinburgh City Centre as part of a climate change protest. 

Officers confirmed that 13 arrests had been made, including six at a roadblock on Lothian Road. 

Similar attempts were made to establish road blocks in North Bridge and George IV Bridge, as part of the "direct action" arranged by Extinction Rebellion. 

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Six men from the Lothian Road blockade; aged 46, 57, 53, 19, 68 and 25; were arrested along with two men aged 32 and 49 and five women aged 61, 18, 41, 57 and 37, following other disruption activity in the Capital.

The demonstration at Scottish Parliament is due to continue for another two days with organisers saying the "Holyrood Rebel Camp" was their "biggest ever gathering". 

Chief Superintendent Matt Richards from Police Scotland said: "First and foremost I want to thank the communities of Edinburgh for their patience and co-operation while we dealt with the events that took place within the city centre on Monday afternoon and into the evening.

"Our number one priority is, and always will be, public safety and we took all the necessary steps to remove demonstrators without risking injury to them, our officers or others in the area.

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"While we fully support the right to peaceful demonstration, any action which puts members of the public at risk of injury, or has an impact on the city's infrastructure, is unacceptable.

"We have outlined our stance to the protesters and remain in dialogue with them, while at the same time we continue to plan for any further activity that may occur over the coming days."