Extinction Rebellion protests have been taking place across the United Kingdom today as those campaigning continue to push for the Government and local councils to take immediate action to stop what they say is a climate crisis.

Banners have been placed on bridges across the county, including near Leominster and on The Greyfriars Bridge in Hereford.

Extinction Rebellion plan to block streets in London, Manchester and Cardiff next week as they call on MPs to back a climate emergency bill and hold a national citizens’ assembly on the crisis.

On Tuesday, five XR groups will block roads leading to parliament as they descend on Westminster to demand MPs back what they call the climate bill, which they say would speed up the UK’s progress on reducing its carbon emissions.

“The focus will, I think, more than it has been before, be on those institutions of power,” said Anneka Sutcliffe, an XR action coordinator. “We’re really hoping to have a big show of solidarity, especially on that first day around parliament, and then over the course of a couple of weeks we’re hoping to build pressure with our actions.”

The group is also planning a number of protests over the bank holiday weekend and beyond, with banner drops, sit-ins, marches, picnics and roadblocks taking place around the country.