CLIMATE activists gave away homegrown fruit and veg at a market over the bank holiday weekend.

Local Extinction Rebellion members hosted the market stall in the centre of Abingdon to exchange fresh food and cut out waste.

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A spokesperson for the group revealed they wanted to raise awareness the ‘very real possibility of food insecurity’ in a 'climate emergency'.

Campaigners used the fresh food to initiate conversations with the general public during the action on Sunday.

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Sue Davies, a member of Extinction Rebellion Abingdon, explained the idea behind the event: “We are in a climate and ecological crisis.

“The Government has announced a climate emergency, but they have not done anything about it.

“There is so much that could be done to create a green economy and green jobs in order to reduce our carbon footprint and limit global warming.