THESE pictures show cops ramping up their preparations ahead of a climate change conference in the city.

A large number of police vans have arrived outside the Emirates Arena, in the East End, for the COP26 event, which begins on Sunday. Lasting for two weeks, it will see world leaders - including US president Joe Biden - and thousands of delegates descend on the city's streets. 

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In what has been described as the "the biggest and most complex event ever staged in Scotland", around 10,000 officers from forces across the UK have been drafted in to support Glasgow's cops. Nearly 200 police dogs will also do their part in ensuring 'ruff justice' is dealt. 

One East End local, who asked not to be named, said they were "shocked to see so many police vans in the area". 

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Things are expected to come to a head on Saturday, November 6, when as many as 200,000 activists march through the streets in protest over the ongoing climate emergency. 

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Bernard Higgins, the assistant chief constable co-ordinating the COP26 police response, previously said "the significance and scale of this event should not be underestimated".

He said: "COP26 will be the biggest and most complex event ever staged in Scotland.

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"This will necessitate the largest mass mobilisation of police officers that has taken place in the UK in many years."