Five people have been arrested after protestors disrupted the elite men’s road race at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland on Sunday.

The race was paused as the road from Edinburgh to Glasgow blocked west of Falkirk, on a narrow stretch of the B818 close to the Carron Valley Reservoir.

Protest group 'This is Rigged' have claimed responsibility for the race being halted.

The incident is the latest in a long line of 'direct action protests' which have disrupted events, blocked motorways and ground city centres t a halt. 

But while the chaos has been heavily criticised - protestors would argue that the events bring publicity to their cause which normal demonstrations do not. 

Do you agree with their reasoning?   

Here's how the protest unfolded yesterday

Police Scotland later said that to its Protest Removal Team  removed and arrested five protestors.

In a statement posted on social media, This Is Rigged activist Cat said: "The fact that Ineos has been allowed to sponsor a team in the race around the Campsie Fells - which were engulfed in wildfires last month - is a disgrace and an insult to the both cycling community and the people of Scotland.

"We cannot continue with business as usual while our country burns and our futures are ruined. Time is of the essence and we need to act like it."