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POLICE in riot gear were on stand-by in the city centre as protesters gathered ahead of today's Nato summit outside Edinburgh.
Around 20 demonstrators were in Rutland Square at breakfast time, close to the Caledonian Hotel, where many of the world leaders are staying.
They were faced with a similar number of police, who had arrived in three riot vans and erected steel barriers in front of the hotel. Defence and foreign ministers from eight countries are expected to discuss the latest situation in Afghanistan at the army headquarters at Craigiehall, near South Queensferry. UK Defence Secretary Des Browne and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates are among those at the day-long gathering. Mr Browne – who was the first to arrive at the summit – warned success in Afghanistan would need a "significant and concerted" international effort. The meeting comes two days after Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out plans to secure the long-term stability of the war-torn country while ruling out talks with senior Taliban leaders. Heavy security surrounded the Craigiehall base today, where around 25 more demonstrators had gathered this morning on a grass verge just off the A90. There was also a heavy police presence around Holyrood, and at Edinburgh Castle last night where former Scottish Secretary Douglas Alexander was attending a reception. The protesters in Rutland Square this morning were carrying banners with slogans including "Scrap Trident" and "Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan". One eyewitness said: "The police were keeping them away from the hotel and they put fencing up around the street. There wasn't any trouble though." Many of the demonstrators were questioned by police last night after attempting to hand out leaflets in the Caledonian Hotel bar. A spokeswoman said they had gathered at the nearby Peace and Justice Centre to make banners, but became aware that the delegates were staying at the hotel. Three people went into the hotel bar while another eight were singing outside. They were quickly surrounded by police and asked to leave. Ahead of the summit last night, Mr Browne said: "Progress has been made in recent years and that is a great credit to the resolve of the Afghan government and the international effort. "But strategic success and the long-term security of Afghanistan can not be guaranteed without a concerted push." He said he had just returned from a four-day visit to Afghanistan where he had seen "tangible" progress. "But military power can only ever be part of the solution. We must build on our hard-won military gains and go further to help the people of Afghanistan to provide their own security, governance and economic development." But Australia's defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon was today reported to be planning to say his country would send no more troops to Afghanistan until European countries such as Spain and Germany step up their commitment. The meeting involves the eight countries with troops in the south of Afghanistan.