A further eight people were arrested on the penultimate day of COP26 including protesters at the Scottish Power building.

During one protest climate change activists threw paint over the Scottish Power building in Glasgow as demonstrations continue during the crucial COP26 conference.

The protesters, from Scientist Rebellion, glued their hands to the property and splattered the building with green paint to represent the “greenwashing of Scottish Power”.

One activist taking part in the demonstration was pictured being held in the back of a police van while officers were seen removing others from the scene as the protest unfolded in St Vincent Street on Thursday.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie said: “Eight people were arrested today with minimal disruption to the city centre and to the people who live and work there.”

A police spokesman added: “The charges include a breach of the maritime restrictions, breach of the peace and malicious mischief.

In response to the demonstration, a spokesperson for Scottish Power said: “We respect people’s right to protest, which has been an important part of COP26.

“However, we cannot condone malicious damage to our property, which, with its global warming stripes, is a very visible symbol of the climate change story, the science behind it, and the need to take action now.”

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On the same day, as people gathered at ceremonies around the country for Armistice Day, Extinction Rebellion activists were seen lying outside the COP26 venue under a banner reading “climate crisis”.

Several of the demonstrators held placards, including Sue Lewis who was carrying a sign saying “Remember Climate Death”.

Speaking about the protest, Ms Lewis said: “This demonstration that we are doing, we’ve chosen to do on Remembrance Day because as well as remembering all the people who have died in our conflict in the past, we also wanted to remember the people who have died from the climate crisis already, and also the many thousands who will die in the future, especially if this process at COP26does not succeed in improving the future for humanity.

“We are at Code Red, as the United Nations have said, and the future doesn’t look good.”

Ms Lewis said she had been protesting with friends and colleagues for almost two weeks throughout the COP26 event.

The international summit has drawn thousands of protesters to the city to make their voices heard as negotiations about global climate change policies have been held by world leaders.

Ms Lewis added: “We are trying to get our voices heard and we are trying to amplify the voices of the young people, the children, the people in the global south and the indigenous groups who aren’t able to be here, we are trying to be here for them, and to get across the dire, dire situation that we are in.”