Extinction Rebellion campaigners held a socially distanced protest in towns across Bucks at the weekend.

XR activists from High Wycombe, Marlow, Beaconsfield, Taplow and Chalfont St Peter took part in a symbolic display to launch the #NoGoingBack campaign on May 30.

The campaign's purpose is to urge the government - at every level - to recognise that because of the climate emergency, "we cannot go back to business as usual".

An XR Chilterns spokesman explained: "Business as usual means putting profit before the health of our planet, but because this is killing our natural world — the world we and future generations rely on to survive — we cannot continue in this way.

"And because we now know individual actions alone cannot cut carbon emissions at a fast-enough rate to combat climate change; it is systemic change that is most urgently required."

The protesters held up banners and posters calling for the introduction of a 'citizens assembly' to tackle climate change issues.

The spokesman continued: "Because of the coronavirus response, we now know that dramatic societal changes are possible when we all come together in a crisis.

"We are therefore calling for a Citizens’ Assembly so we can work together to find a new way forward — a way that goes beyond politics — in order to tackle the urgent climate crisis, because whether or not coronavirus will return, we know this is not going away unless we act now radically to change our ways."

The High Wycombe demonstration took place outside the former Wycombe District Council - now Buckinghamshire Council - building.