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Extinction Rebellion campaigners march through Maidstone town centre demanding action on climate change

Environmental campaigners have marched through a town centre demanding action on climate change.

Around a dozen protestors from the Extinction Rebellion group pounded the streets in the middle of Maidstone, armed with flags and a banner reading 'our house is on fire, act now'.

The group was heading for County Hall, home of Kent County Council, to make its case after accusing the local authority of "refusing to take meaningful action in the face of the biggest emergency our species has ever faced".

KCC declared a climate change emergency last year but was accused of "letting down" the younger generation after pushing back a proposed target for carbon neutrality by 20 years.

Extinction Rebellion has held a number of other protest events over the last 12 months, including a 'die-in' outside the council building in October.

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