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Police arrested 29 people after a climate change protest in Edinburgh city centre yesterday.

Around 150 Supporters of Extinction Rebellion Scotland blocked the North Bridge as part of a week of action planned around the world to raise awareness of climate change.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The protest by the Extinction Rebellion Group at the North Bridge area of Edinburgh came to an end at around 8.30pm this evening.

 “29 people were arrested for breach of the peace. 17 of these were men and 12 were women.”