Ealing XR and CASH Die-In - Stop Poisoning Southall!Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Extinction Rebellion Ealing and Clean Air for Southall and Hayes are holding a mass 'die-in' outside Southall Town Hall to bring attention to the toxic air being breathed in by residents and schoolchildren near the gasworks site development in Southall.
Residents are experiencing numerous health symptoms (asthma, breathing difficulties, lung irritation, even cancer) related to chronic exposure to benzene and napthalene disturbed from the contaminated soil by the site developers, Berkeley. The World Health Organisation states there is no safe level of benzene, that it's worse indoors, and that children are uniquely vulnerable.
This health crisis has been affecting Southall residents for the past two years, as well as pupils at nearby Blair Peach Primary School. Even worse, the gasworks site is being developed for social housing.
Please bring gas masks, high impact placards, inhalers/spacers. Regular CASH protesters do please bring your high-vis 'Stop Poisoning Southall' and any other materials you think might be useful. We want to make a BIG, CLEAR IMPACT, something easily seen at a distance and very easily read by the media.
This is a non-arrestable event created with the full cooperation of the police. Familes are very welcome - do bring your children and their cuddlies (toys with masks if possible). Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions, and for lying on concrete for a little while. WE DESPERATELY NEED EALING COUNCIL TO ACT AS IF THEIR DECLARATION OF A CLIMATE EMERGENCY IS REAL
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