Five arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters climb Scottish Parliament

Police attended the Scottish Parliament after pro-Palestinian protesters scaled the building on Thursday.

Five arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters climb Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh STV News

Five people have been arrested after pro-Palestinian protesters climbed up onto the Scottish Parliament building.

Police Scotland attended the protest, which took place on top of the building’s pergola in Edinburgh at around 10.30am on Thursday.

Pictures from the scene showed a Palestinian flag hanging from the building along with a banner reading ‘stop arming Israel’.

Officers confirmed that five people have been arrested in connection with the protest.

A spokesperson said: “Five people have been arrested following protest activity on a roof area of the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh which took place on Thursday, November 9, 2023.”

The Scottish Parliament said that the protest did not causing any disruption to the parliament building and it remained open throughout.

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