Around 100 people took over a section of Glasgow today in a protest against climate change.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion erected a large purple boat bearing the words 'Act Now' in the city's Trongate area.

It blocked traffic for hours on Monday, and Glasgow City Council have confirmed all roads are now opened.

Police Scotland have also announced that no arrests were made, and say the peaceful process caused minimum disruption to the public.

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It comes after over 1,000 people were arrested across the UK in April after a mass demonstration against climate change.

Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Police Scotland, said: "Around 100 people took part in the Extinction Rebellion protest in the Trongate today. The protest was peaceful, there were no arrests and there was minimum disruption to the public.

"We will continue to work with Extinction Rebellion with regard to any future planned activity."

Dougie Graham, 39, media coordinator for a Glasgow-based charity and Extinction Rebellion Scotland activist said: "Climate breakdown has already begun with those hit first and hardest often the poorest and therefore least able to adapt. We are currently accepting a path where millions will be displaced or die. By not acting, we are collectively complicit in this.

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"We are also not immune to the effects of climate breakdown. We either change direction or it gets changed for us. How severe this change will be depends on our actions now. We have the technology and capability to make the change we need now. To carry on as 'business as usual' is madness - we must act now."