THE Oswestry branch of the Extinction Rebellion environmental protest group have staged their most daring protest yet, by taking part in a 'love in' at a town centre bank.

On Saturday morning, several members of the group, two of which dressed as Yoko Ono and John Lennon, entered Barclays in Cross Street.

The group were protesting the bank's current investment in what they believe to be unenvironmental business practices.

Protesters remained in the bank for around an hour, before being moved on by police.

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion Oswestry said: "Barclays have already seriously reduced their investment in North American tar sands exploitation, following pressure from Europe.

"Now it’s time for them to turn to investment in the world of 2030 and beyond, not the short term profits of 2019.

"We’re not accusing the employees or customers of Oswestry Barclays of anything.

"We’re hoping that by drawing attention to the frankly genocidal decisions of the investment directors of Barclays, that they can also put pressure on Barclays to divest themselves of intensive carbon creating investment, or take their money to more ethical and less damaging institutions."