MORE than 40 Oxfordshire climate rebels have now been arrested at the London protests.

Extinction Rebellion's mass demonstration in the capital, calling for action on climate change, has entered its second week.

According to a statement from an Oxford spokesperson for the group today, Oxford resident Tom Sinclair is one of the latest to be arrested, having been among those blocking traffic outside St Paul's Cathedral this morning.

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After gathering in the rain at 6am, activists stepped into the road, with many dressed in suits to draw attention to the role of bankers, financiers and investment managers in funding fossil fuels.

Mr Sinclair, a tutor and fellow of Wadham College, said: "I have read the science and I feel it is my duty to stand up now to try to avert the famines, migration crises, and wars that is says are coming our way if we don’t act now.

"I would much rather be at work than sitting in the rain, getting arrested. But I can’t see any other way."

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The spokesperson added that 'over forty Oxfordshire residents' have been arrested since the protests began last Monday.

During the two-week protest so far, protesters have occupied Whitehall, blockading Downing Street and several London bridges, Trafalgar Square, London City Airport, Billingsgate Fish Market, the BBC’s London HQ and New Scotland Yard.