Scottish police officers receive public order training ahead of Cop26 summit

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Police Scotland have confirmed that thousands of officers will receive public order training in the run-up to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.

The UN conference takes place at the beginning of November, with 190 world leaders expected to gather for 12 days of discussion on the climate crisis.

Ahead of the event, Police Scotland say they want to be “transparent” about how the service might respond to violent protests, should they arise.

Officers have already begun public order training at Cragiehall Barracks in Edinburgh, practicing tactics that will only be used as a “last resort”.

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Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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