DOZENS of protestors staged a demonstration against the use of oil in Glasgow city centre on Sunday.

Supporters of the Just Stop Oil campaign group sat down in the middle of Sauchiehall Street close to the Poundland store to demonstrate their opposition to fossil fuel production.

Police say activists marched from the Garnethill area of the city to George Square.

It comes after the group - which is calling for the UK Government to put an end to new fossil fuel projects - took action in Scotland for the first time last week as more than 50 activists blockaded the Nustar oil terminal in Clydebank.

Protestors were asked to leave the demonstration in West Dunbartonshire by police and some who decided not to cooperate were arrested. 

The two events mark a shift in strategy for the organisation which has previously targeted oil terminals, tankers, and petrol stations in the Midlands and south-east of England in a bid to disrupt the oil supply to London.

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Members say protests north of the border have been prompted by plans for new oil and gas fields in the North Sea.

Supporters of Just Stop Oil have been arrested more than 1200 times since the campaign began at the beginning of last month.

The UK Government said earlier this week it "would not bend to the will of activists who naively want to extinguish North Sea oil and gas production", arguing doing so would put jobs and energy security at risk.

A statement said: “We are committed to a strong North Sea industry as we transition away from expensive fossil fuels over the coming decades, and our recent British Energy Security Strategy sets out a long-term plan to ramp up cheap renewables and nuclear energy.”

Cops said no arrests were made on Sunday. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1.15pm on Sunday, May 8, officers attended a protest march from the Garnethill area of Glasgow to George Square. There were no concerns and the group dispersed around 2.40pm.

“Police Scotland is a rights-based organisation that puts our values of integrity, fairness, respect and a commitment to upholding human rights at the heart of everything we do.

“This means that we will protect the rights of people who wish to peacefully protest or counter-protest, balanced against the rights of the wider community.”