OXFORD'S Extinction Rebellion contingent does not support action aimed at disrupting flights at Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

The environmental group - which has been causing travel chaos in London all week - has warned holiday makers that it intends to target Heathrow as the Easter holiday weekend begins. 

But Ben Kenward, from the Oxford group, said: "There is no clear support for that (action) within Oxford Extinction Rebellion."

Adding that many saw the airport as a 'legitimate target', he said he wanted to find out more because 'with an action like that there is stuff that has to be secret for it to work.'

Above: Ben Kenward explains Extinction Rebellion's thinking

Members of the Oxford group have been arrested for their part in the events this week, which has seen much of the capital gridlocked by road blocks. 

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And the Oxford Tube and X90 bus services have been heavily disrupted by the group's actions, which have infuriated many commuters.

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Mr Kenward continued: "I am torn because I personally believe Heathrow is a legitimate target - people should know by this point that we can't keep on flying on holiday. People have a little bit of guilt about it which suppress.

"But it could be a strategic mistake because it could lose us public sympathy."

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Picture: Zuhura Plummer

Flying is a major cause of global emissions and - alongside switching to a plant-based diet - many experts see reducing airmiles as one of the major ways to help lower an individual's environmental impact. 

In a statement, the national Extinction Rebellion group justified the action through the scale of the climate crisis.

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It said: “We are facing a manmade disaster on a global scale.

“It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies."

It continued: “We’re running out of time but there’s still hope … I believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future.”

"What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years.” 

Sir David Attenborough's Climate Change - The Facts, airs tonight on BBC1 at 9pm.