A COP26 protester was scooped out of a rubber dingy on the River Clyde by specialist officers from Police Scotland’s Dive and Marine Unit yesterday.

The Scientist Rebellion campaigner had set off in the vessel at 1pm, clutching a sign that said "tell the truth or we will lose everything". 

He was soon caught up by coast guards and then police, who appeared to lift him from the inflatable boat and onto their speedboat. 

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The action came as part of a two-stage stunt from the demonstrators, which later as paint splattered across the Scottish Power building. 

Six campaigners donned in lab coats and spray-painted messages such as “tell the truth” onto the building then proceeded to glue their hands to the ground. 

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A total of eight people were arrested in Glasgow yesterday during COP26 protests.

Police revealed the number in a statement thanking the people of the city for enabling the force to deliver a safe and secure COP26.

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Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie said: "Today we continued to support the visit of puppet Little Amal to Glasgow, and facilitated a number of protests.

“Eight people were arrested today with minimal disruption to the city centre and to the people who live and work there."

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Glasgow Humane Society - a charity committed to saving lives on the River Clyde - has urged those who are considering a protest near the waterway to consider the potential dangers involved. 

A spokesman said: "While we understand and respect the rights of those seeking to protest during COP26, we would encourage anyone wishing to stage a protest on or near the River Clyde to consider fully the danger that they may be putting themselves and others in.

"With over 65% of drownings taking place in inland waterways, including rivers, we feel it is important to highlight the dangers which the River Clyde pose, these include Cold Water Shock, fast-flowing currents, debris and at this time of year an increase in water levels due to rain."