CLIMATE activists from Malvern are taking part in a national protest in Cornwall.

Extinction Rebellion Malvern Hills sent "rebels" to take part in the protest, being held between June 11 and June 13.

The protest is one of several being held ahead of the G7 summit, where world leaders will meet this weekend.

A number of protests have already been held in the build-up, with a BP oil terminal supplying petrol stations across the south of England being blockaded by Extinction Rebellion activists highlighting Government and fossil fuel industry “greenwash” policies

Four protesters locked to oil barrels are lying across the entrance to the facility in Hamble, Hampshire, preventing tanker lorries from accessing the site.

Other demonstrators have dressed up as cleaning ladies to remove layers of green paint on the drums which have slogans on them saying: “Broken promises / Burning Planet” and “Govt MER Strategy / Maximises emissions”.

James Hill, Extinction Rebellion south east spokesman, said: “The Government continues to announce paper targets to reduce emissions but it is still business as usual for fossil fuel companies.

“There is new exploration, new 20-year production licences and new investment in fossil fuel infrastructure locking us into future greenhouse gas emissions at a time when the fossil fuel phase out should already be under way.

“The UK Government’s policy is for Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of oil and gas; this is incompatible with the urgent need for rapid transition away from fossil fuels to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees.

“We call on the Government to stop the greenwash, to scrap their MER strategy, end the subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and accelerate the transition to renewables.”

Last month, Extinction Rebellion held a protest outside Worcestershire County Council's headquarters in Worcester, calling on them to declare a climate emergency.

Rebels gathered outside County Hall with banners and placards welcoming in the newly-elected county councillors ahead of their first meeting.

In 2019, Worcestershire County Council debated a climate emergency motion by Green councillor Matthew Jenkins which would have sharply reduced emissions to net zero by 2030.