ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners held a 'street party' in Oxford's Cornmarket Street today as part of a protest against Barclays bank.
Extinction Rebellion drew in the crowds with jugglers, music and public speaking as it looked to highlight what members say is the bank's 'profiteering from fossil fuels'.

The street party spanned out across Cornmarket Street with a brass band stood outside Boots facing the bank.  
Despite the fun atmosphere however, members unfurled a large banner outside the bank's city centre branch which heralded the 'collapse' of civilisation as we know it if action on climate change is not taken.

Harry Tuke of Extinction Rebellion said inadequate government policies on climate change must be addressed in order to affect change and calle don the bank to 'do its part'.

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He said:  "At present, banks like Barclays are supporting fossil fuel investments and pollution which add to the global climate emergency. 
"Societies cannot become sustainable unless such investment ceases. We need a zero carbon planet as quickly as possible, and preferably no later than 2030. Barclays must do its part.”