A WIRRAL woman is just one of 71 people who have been charged over climate change protests in London.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) members assembled in Parliament Square on Tuesday at around noon as influential 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg was reportedly meeting party leaders in the Commons just yards away.

Campaigners are urging the Government to declare a climate emergency as protests enter a second week.

Dozens of police officers lined the fringes of the demonstration - with Scotland Yard earlier saying it had a "robust" policing plan in place.

The force has warned demonstrators they must leave a designated area by 11.59pm or be liable to arrest.

More than 1,000 people have been arrested during XR protests which started on April 15, while more than 10,000 police officers have been deployed.

Andrea Sawiak, 64, of Redhouse lane, West Kirby will appear in a court in London over the next few days.

Scotland Yard revealed today (Tuesday, April 23) that a total of 71 people have been charged with offences including breach of Section 14 Notice of the Public Order Act 1986, obstructing a highway and obstructing police.