A police officer was allegedly bitten on the arm during a protest in Glasgow.

Activists blocked the entrance of Thales in Govan earlier this morning (Wednesday, May 15).

We previously reported the protestors were calling for a halt in the UK's arms exports to Israel, an immediate ceasefire and an end to what they described as the genocide in Gaza.

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Police confirmed earlier today they attended the demonstration outside the grounds of the business premises on Linthouse Road.

The force was called to the area shortly after 5am.

Now, they have revealed during the demonstration six officers were injured - with one allegedly being bitten on the arm.

Two cops were taken to hospital.

One has since been discharged, however, another remains in the care of medics for further assessments.

Now, police have revealed three men aged 18, 28, and 29, and a 21-year-old woman were arrested and charged during the demonstration.

They will be released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date.

Chief Inspector Derrick Johnston said: “We have a legal duty to protect the rights of people who wish to peacefully protest as well as those affected by protest activity, however, officers were met with an unacceptable level of hostility and resistance today.

“One of our officers was bitten, assaults are not part of the job and will not be tolerated, and we were fortunately able to arrest the individual responsible.

“When policing any protest our priorities are to ensure the safety of protestors, the public and police officers involved as well as preventing criminal behaviour or disorder and de-escalating tensions.

“We are committed to protecting the rights of people who wish to protest, however when this is not done peacefully, officers are required to maintain public order and will exercise their powers of arrest if necessary.”

A Thales spokesperson said: “Thales is extremely proud of its role in helping to protect the UK and keep our armed forces safe.

“Regarding exports, Thales adheres to the UK Government’s industry control system for overseas sales, one of the most rigorous and transparent of its kind in the world.

“While those outside our site in Glasgow have the right to protest peacefully, we will work with authorities to prosecute anyone who threatens our employees, our property or our important work for the UK armed forces.”