COP 26 - ACC Gary Ritchie reflects on the last two weeks
Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie has been looking back at the last two weeks:
"As the world waits to find out what commitments have been made and what deals have been struck at COP26, it is fair to say this has been a fortnight the likes of which Glasgow - and Scotland - has never seen before.
"We have witnessed unique protests and campaign groups have ensured their opinions are laid bare through the mediums of interpretative dance, art and puppetry, to name but a few.
"In general, the vast majority of people who wanted to have their voice heard and protest in relation to COP26 have been able to do so safely and peacefully. The very small minority who wanted to cause more major disruption have been appropriately, and proportionately, dealt with.
"This was evident again today as officers maintained public safety at a large protest outside the main conference location at the SEC Island Site.
"While the majority of those in attendance were in high spirits, officers were forced to take action to maintain the safety of all involved when two people tried to scale the perimeter fence.
"I've seen the footage from Finnieston Street and am more than satisfied the officers dealing with the incident policed it proportionately and acted professionally in a trying situation. Two people were arrested as a result.