Extinction Rebellion gathered for a protest in Nottingham City Centre.

Activists got together in Old Market Square with their bicycles for a ‘Election Special Climate Cycle’.

Protesters felt the need to spread as much awareness as possible days before the General Election.

One protester from Nottingham, who only wished to be named as ‘Church’, said: “Although the election is on, there is no coverage of climate change.”

Church urged the government to take action to mitigate the climate crisis.

The 47-year-old said: “Things are going to rapidly change in about five to ten years.

“There is no infrastructure for this.”

He is worried about future food shortages and flooding, which he says will lead to “civil unrest”.

Church said: “Whoever you vote for, you need to take the climate into consideration.

“Whichever government gets in, we need to put pressure on them to act now.”

Ben Humphrey, a Community Psychiatric Nurse, joined the demonstration on Monday (December 9th) because he is “frightened about climate change”.

He said: “The climate is breaking down.

Ben added: “I am trying to spread the message to people on how urgently we need to address this issue.

The 53-year-old is keen to see people take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

He said: “We rapidly need to get out of our cars and onto bikes.

“We will feel happier, I am community psychiatric nurse and I cycle around my clients.

“I encourage people to get outside and get some exercise”

The message of Extinction Rebellion could not be more important for Ben.

Ben said: “We need rapid change.

“It is our best hope for the future, for the world.”