Activists march and take to their boats for 'magnificent' Severn on World Rivers Day
Protesters took to the streets and their boats to celebrate the "magnificent Severn" - and call out the dumping of raw sewage.
Flags, placards and fancy dress were all part of proceedings as activists from Up Sewage Creek and Extinction Rebellion gathered at Benbow Quay in Shrewsbury, marching to the beat of the drums into the Quarry.
There was also a flotilla of boats joining in the protest, including someone dressed as a poo in a coracle and another boat with what looked like floating excrement tied onto it with a piece of string, as activists went to interesting lengths to make their point.
Open water swimmers also wanted to join in and swim towards the Quarry, but the rain meant there is a likelihood that raw sewage may have been dumped into the Severn recently. So rather than risk being poisoned, they gave it a miss.
Around 80 people were involved at the start of the march, carrying placards with slogans including "I'd rather swim but I can't", "Safe Water Please", and "Save our river. Who gives a ****? We do!" More people joined in along the way.
The road was blocked for traffic for a few moments as the group crossed the road at the Welsh Bridge. Some impatient motorists beeped their horns, possibly fearing a Just Stop Oil-style blockade, but the group crossed within a few minutes.