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Carmarthen Extinction Rebellion protest: Two arrested

Protesters are outside both entrances to the bank
Image caption Protesters were outside both entrances to the Carmarthen branch of Barclays

Two people have been arrested in connection with an Extinction Rebellion climate protest in Carmarthen.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called to the scene of the protest at 09:35 BST on Saturday outside Guildhall Square.

The force said it had attended in order "to ensure public safety was maintained".

Officers also attended an Extinction Rebellion protest in Aberystwyth earlier in the day.

Some of the climate activists glued themselves to the entrance of a Barclays in Carmarthen, or used a bike lock to attach themselves.

About a dozen Extinction Rebellion campaigners protested at the bank over its investment in fossil fuels.

The protest, which started at about 09:00, ended at 13:45. Barclays has been approached for comment.

Image copyright Ceredig Davies
Image caption Protesters sat outside the Aberystwyth branch wearing blindfolds

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