CLIMATE campaigners are set to descend on an Oxfordshire town centre today to highlight deforestation in the UK and across the world.

Members of Extinction Rebellion will gather at Market Place in Abingdon and give away sapling trees and acorns to passersby.

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Residents interested in learning more about deforestation and sustainability can engage with the activists from 10am until 12pm.

The event comes only two weeks after an Oxford rebel was among 21 people who were charged by police after a ten-hour protest against the high-speed rail line between London and the West Midlands at the village of West Hyde.