CLIMATE protestors took to the streets of Malvern as part of a nationwide day of protest.

Members of Extinction Rebellion's Malvern Hills branch took part in a climate march around the town to demand government action on climate change.

The group met on Friday, September 20 at the Barnards Green roundabout, marching to the top of Church Street, past Malvern College before coming back to Barnards Green via Malvern St James and on to The Chase.

They then returned to Barnards Green where they remained until the early afternoon.

A spokesman for the group said: "Protesters have taken to the streets of Malvern.

"There are families, very young children, mums, dads, grandparents, people of every walk in life here to demand attention to the climate emergency."

The march was held as part of a day of nationwide protests by the group.

In Worcester, a group blocked the Worcester Bridge during rush-hour, causing substantial traffic delays through the city.

Superintendent Damian Pettit from West Mercia Police, said: “We realise that people may be concerned about the potential impact of this event and want to reassure them that we are working closely with our partners to ensure there will be minimal disruption and that protecting our communities and businesses from harm remains our focus.

“The right to peacefully protest is a fundamental democratic right and our role is to ensure a proportionate policing response is put in place while preventing any crime and disorder that may occur."

After leaving the bridge later in the morning, a young peoples' protest was held in Cathedral Square into the early afternoon.