Wanstead Climate Action, the local affiliate of Extinction Rebellion, will be holding an event this weekend as part of the late summer rebellion.
“Members of our group will be parading down Wanstead High Street, accompanied by Rolant the Rebel Horse to bring attention to the government’s inaction when it comes to air quality in our local area and London in general. Air pollution has been linked with heart disease, strokes, and a myriad of respiratory disorders and even, in some cases, poor foetal development and reduced bone density. There have even been studies showing links to rises in COVID-19 deaths in areas of high pollution,” said a spokesperson.
Rolant the horse, local doctors and the other local rebels will set up a stall on Christchurch Green to discuss the current air quality situation and what needs to be done to secure a ‘breath of fresh air’ for the next generation. Rolant will have a very special message of his own and will be available to take part in photo opportunities.
The proceedings will take place on Sunday 6 September during the regular community market, meeting on George Green at 11am.
Rolant’s emissions will be donated to the Wanstead Community Gardeners.
“Social distancing will be observed, and masks encouraged.”