A FLOCK of dying birds appeared as an art installation on the beach

Extinction Rebellion member and artist Flic Ferdinando created the display of life jackets shaped like swallows on Brighton, as part of the campaign group’s targetting of the Labour Party conference.

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: “The installation was designed to convey to conference delegates the devastating effect climate change is having on our bio-diversity - thereby forcing millions of people to leave their homes in search of safety.

“Climate change forces families to leave their homes in search of a new beginning. This can lead them into dangerous and unwelcome territory.

“Successive reports have argued that environmental degradation and in particular, climate change: sea-level rise, extreme weather events, drought and water scarcity and the depletion of biodiversity, is poised to become a major driver of population displacement - a crises in the making.”

Eco warriors brought the city to a standstill on Sunday as they marched a giant boat along the seafront.

Buses and traffic were held up across the city as a result of the hour-long parade along the Kings Road.

The focal point was a giant “lightship” named Greta, in honour of Swedish teenager Great Thunberg which is now parked at the Old Steine.