THE first session of First Minister’s Questions in 2020 has been interrupted by climate activists. Two interventions were made during the session, in which activists called for action to tackle environmental issues. In the first interruption, there were shouts from the public gallery ahead of Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw responding to Nicola Sturgeon. Later in the session, Parliament was briefly suspended as Patrick Harvie was set to ask a question. Having been interrupted by a man who made reference to plans for North Sea oil and gas, Carlaw said: “As always, whilst it’s not something I encourage, I always defend the right of people to express a view if they have the opportunity to do so.” The activists were removed from the Parliament by police following their interventions.
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