We invite you to be part of the public opposition to the construction of the four-lane motorway under the Thames from Greenwich to Silvertown. We also invite you to express your opposition to the proposed multi-storey Lorry Park at Silvertown.
This will be a peaceful, legal protest march, within Covid guidelines, from Canning Town to the site of the preliminary construction work (about two miles walking).
Saturday 5th June 2021, starting at 2:00pm.
Meet at Terry Spinks Place, Canning Town, from 1:30pm.
This march is not about scoring political points, (though the responsibility rest with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan) but about the health and well-being of the families who live in the boroughs close by, the children who attend the schools in the feeder roads, the businesses whose employees earn a living nearby, the general population of this borough which is so young and old, diverse and gifted, vibrant and vulnerable.
A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems occurs after a week of raised air pollution, according to a study. The number of inhaler prescriptions also increases significantly. “These are huge increases,” said Mark Ashworth, at King’s College London, who led the research. “We’d expected much smaller associations. This is a very large shift of the dial and has never been shown before.”
We offer you the opportunity to be involved in developing the march itself. There are a number of roles that you can help out with:
- Leafleting – sign up using this spreadsheet (or the contact details below).
- Attend the non-violent direct action (NVDA) workshop – this online workshop
- on Wednesday 26th May will remind us how we combine a family-friendly event with protest based on the principles of non-violent direct action. Find out more here.
- Stewarding – help steward the people along the march to keep everyone safe.
- Wellbeing – help ensure that the people on the march are respected and united.
- Police liaison – help liaise with the police to make sure people are allowed to protest in peace.
- De-escalators – help ensure that the march is peaceful. Join this de-escalation workshop on Monday 24th May 6.30-8pm
- Creatives – help with the Samba Band, the Banshees, sound system and so on.
If you would like to get more involved, please email us or call 07977914379.
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