The Herald, “Anarchists intent on violence could descend on Glasgow during Cop26”

Violent anarchists could descend on Glasgow to protest during Cop26, police have confirmed.

Hannah Rodger, March 25, 2021

Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins told MPs that the force was planning for several groups of protesters to attend the 11-day event in November, including extremists and anarchists intent on violence.

He said the force had to be flexible enough to deal with peaceful protests or riots of the scale scene at Capitol Hill in Washington, when protestors stormed the US congress and destroyed parts of the building.

The police chief said climate activists, who would be prepared to chain themselves to bridges or block roads, were also being planned for, as well as those protesting against specific world leaders or businesses, and against climate change in general.

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