CLIMATE activists will gather in Glasgow this weekend to protest wildlife persecution. 

Extinction Rebellion Glasgow will host a series of wildlife-themed games with "a serious message" in Glasgow Green at 4pm on Saturday. 

The games will include mock grouse shoot using 'NERF' funds and a game of hide and seek with the hiders dressing up as endangered animals. 

It comes as Extinction Rebellion groups across Scotland are set to stage various protests to demand the Government ensures an end to wildlife persecution. 

The group claims action is needed after reports of the depletion of Scotland's ecological diversity. 

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Face masks and physical distancing will be enforced at all the Scottish actions.

A spokeswoman for XR Scotland said “We have been meticulous in ensuring that all of our members, particularly those taking part in public-facing actions, have been provided with clear guidance on how to take part safely during this time.

"We absolutely understand the seriousness of this pandemic, but at the same time, continuous failure to act decisively on climate change is endangering our entire planet and all life on it.

"We have no choice but to take action.”