A STRIKE for climate change will be going ahead tomorrow, supported by a new Salisbury protest group.

Extinction Rebellion Salisbury was set up earlier this month, and tomorrow the group's first action will be supporting the striking school pupils in a demand for action on the climate change crisis.

The action will take place in Guildhall Square between 11am and 2pm, and there will be a talk from Extinction Rebellion members on their objectives, which includes making the environment a central focus in the development of the city.

Additionally there will be a samba band, face painting and refreshments.

The Extinction Rebellion movement formed to both address climate change concerns, and defy the stereotype that environmental protestors are mainly students and radical campaigners.

School pupils in Salisbury first took part in a climate change protest on March 15, where around 400 students flocked to the centre of Salisbury to take part in a march around Guildhall Square and the Market Place.