Extinction Rebellion demanded urgent climate action during a march to the cliff edge at Beachy Head.

The “walking to the edge” march aimed to highlight the limited time left to act on the climate crisis and to demand change in the run up to Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26).

The conference, which is being held in Glasgow in October and November, aims to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The group set off from Terminus Road, Eastbourne, on Saturday carrying placards, and a paper globe.

They were led by a bagpipe player all the way to the cliff edge at Beachy Head.

The Argus: Images of the walk taken by Cathy Teesdale.

Noa Lachman, co-organiser of the walk, said: “We walked to the edge at Beachy Head, a local iconic and symbolic landmark, to highlight that we are on the edge of time to be able to still make a change to the climate.”

In total, over 60 activists took part including children, elderly people and wheelchair users.

One of the protesters, identified only as Evie, added: “Some members of the public clapped whilst watching the walkers along the promenade, which was very empowering. I think many people are worried, but don’t know what to do.”

The Argus: Images of the walk taken by Cathy Teesdale.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released a report at the beginning of August that concluded that it is “unequivocal” that humans have warmed the seas, skies and land – with many changes already irreversible in our lifetimes.

COP26 brings parties together with aims to “protect and restore ecosystems, build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives.”

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