On Saturday 21st September, Extinction Rebellion and friends gathered outside Luton Town Hall to protest and hold a ‘die-in’ to bring attention to the high levels of air pollution in the town – and the INCREASED levels and direct link to LOSS OF LIFE from expanding the airport.
Activists of all ages, including members of XR Luton and XR Luton Youth, carried banners calling for Luton Council to declare a Climate Emergency.
A cardboard coffin decorated with animal silhouettes highlighted the threat to wildlife around the world – and that fact that we are in the midst of the sixth great extinction of life on earth.
Despite the serious topics, this was a family friendly event, and locals were supportive. The protest followed a day of direct action at Luton Airport on Friday.