Climate change activists have held five sit-down protests at bridges in London at the end of a week-long series of events.

The Extinction Rebellion group said it was trying to highlight the dangers to the planet if global warming continues to go unchecked.

Rebellion Day environmental protestProtesters gathered on Westminster Bridge to raise awareness of the dangers posed by climate change (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestExtinction Rebellion claim the UK could face starvation ‘if the weather effect continues as it is’ (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestAs well as Westminster, protests took place in Blackfriars, Lambeth, Southwark and Waterloo (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestBands and speakers addressed the crowds ahead of a planned gathering in Parliament Square (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestSaturday’s events follow a week of protests under the Extinction Rebellion banner (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestEvents earlier this week included at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestTwo-year-old Suraya Hughes was among those who gathered on Westminster bridge (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestElliot Powell, aged 11, dressed up in a dinosaur outfit to show his support (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestOrganisers estimate that 50 people have been arrested for protest action this week (John Stillwell/PA)
Rebellion Day environmental protestThe protests caused major disruption in the centre of the capital (John Stillwell/PA)