The veteran eco-campaigner Swampy, 46, has praised Extinction Rebellion protesters and said they have given him “hope.”
Swampy became a national figure in the press during the 1990s as he lived underground for a week in a tunnel to protest against the re-routing of the A30 in Devon.
Swampys real name is Daniel Hoper and now lives in West Wales was part of a series of high-profile campaigns. He and others targeted the Newbury Bypass and Manchester Airport.
Speaking to ITV News he said, “My beliefs are the same as they always were and I did have a quiet 10 years, almost to the point where you have apathy towards how we can change things, then Extinction Rebellion started happening.
“You think there is hope and I believe there is hope and now everyone needs to think about what we are doing, governments needs to change, companies need to change.
“We need People’s Assemblies to decide what to do, this is a state of emergency.”