A PEACEFUL demonstration is set to take place in Taunton this weekend warning of the threats of climate change and ecological breakdown.

The Extinction Rebellion Taunton group has announced a Taunton Rebellion Day event on Saturday, April 6.

Starting at 11am at the top of the High Street, near Vivary Park, the demonstration will feature a peaceful Samba March through the county town to raise awareness of 'climate change, ecological breakdown and the sixth mass extinction on our planet, which is already underway'.

Organisers promise a day of peaceful fun, family-friendly direct action with the XR Choir, symbolic die-ins, musicians, poets, other speakers and children's activities.

Vicky Briggs, from the XR Taunton group, said: "Extinction Rebellion Taunton want to raise awareness of climate breakdown and the fact that we are going to destroy our planet if we continue the way we are heading.

"There is no Planet B. We need action now from our local and national governments worldwide.

"Bring banners and noise makers and join the march, enjoy the samba band, and have a think about some of the issues.

"It is going to be a great day. March with us, stand with us and make it happen."

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The Extinction Rebellion organisation believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by its Government.

For more information, visit rebellion.earth/declaration.