FOUR climate change activists from Furness are said to have been arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London.

Thousands of campaigners who form the climate change protest group have been involved in demonstrations in central London over the past week, including members of Extinction Rebellion’s Furness branch.

More than one thousand protesters have been arrested during the demonstrations in the capital, according to the Metropolitan Police.

South Lakes Green party member Gwen Harrison said four members of the Furness group of Extinction Rebellion protesters had been arrested.

One of them she said had been detained by police for a second time.

The Furness group was said to have joined up with the Extinction Rebellion South Lakes branch and other climate activists from across Cumbria.

Meanwhile, Members of the Furness group of activists have placed an Extinction Rebellion banner on a bridge on the A590.

The sign, placed on a bridge on the Dalton bypass, says “Fighting 4 Furness” - albeit spelt incorrectly.

Another banner on a roundabout said ‘No Planet B’.

A Facebook page set up for Extinction Rebellion Furness has been liked by 145 people, with more 2,000 on a Cumbria-wide page.

Last night climate activists in Furness gathered for a meeting at the Hope and Anchor pub in Ulverston to discuss ‘eco-anxiety’, the latest in a series of meetings the group has now held.