Air pollution burdens low income and communities of colour resulting in major health risks.
The British Heart Foundation found that 15 million Brits are exposed to toxic air. The majority of which are people of colour and those within deprived communities; a report conducted by Natural England in 2019 revealed Britons who are POC were exposed to particulate matter pollution rates at 19-29% higher than White Britons.
Environmental racism is a form of systematic racism where communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to reside near or around polluted areas.
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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station to demand the next government tackles “deadly levels of air pollution” in the capital.
The demonstration, called 'The Air We Grieve', involved 25 breeze blocks glued to the road to symbolize the number of Londoners who died each day as a result of air pollution.
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Extinction Rebellion protesters glued 25 breeze barricades to the road to symbolize 25 Londoners who are killed each day by air pollution, while 6 of them glued their hands to concrete blocks.
Extinction Rebellion activists staged a demonstration called “The Air We Grieve” in London this morning. They blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station. This road was chosen because of its "high levels of air pollution.”
A small truck used as a roadblock was engraved with the slogan: "Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day”.
According to Extinction Rebellion, 2 million people in London live in illegal air pollution, including 400,000 children. And toxic air kills 28,000 to 36,000 people every year across the UK. This protest, which is part of the Election Rebellion, ai
Air pollution Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued themselves to concrete blocks on Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square tube station to demand action from the next government this morning.
A sign on a van from this protest blocking the way reads "Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day", according to Kings College London.
Protesters wearing gas masks and high-visibility suits lying down the street from 6.45am and holding 25 breeze blocks to symbolize those who lose their lives each day in the demonstration of #TheAirWeGrieve.
Activists from the group said Cranbourne Street has been chosen for its dangerously high levels of air pollution. The data shows 2 million people are living with illegal air pollution in London today, including 400,000