Let Lewisham Breathe


14 June 2019
07:30 - 09:00 (UTC +01:00)


Meeting points for the 3 locations: Catford: Outside Broadway cafe / Deptford: Outside Deptford cinema / Lewisham: Under rail bridge

hosted by

Extinction Rebellion Lewisham +

Lewisham’s major commuter roads have 6 times the World Health Organisation’s recommended ‘safe’ levels of pollutants. Residents are being told to keep their windows shut, meanwhile green havens and trees are being cut down throughout the borough.

WHO have stated air pollution is a public health emergency, affecting more than 90% of the global population and causing 8.8 million early deaths each year. Climate change and air pollution are closely linked so as the UN chief put it – we need to take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet. 🌎

In response, Extinction Rebellion will be swarming three major road junctions in Lewisham, Catford AND Deptford simultaneously on Friday 14th June from 7:30 – 9:00am. We will be handing out information to the public and sending a clear message to the local council that the time to act is NOW.

Swarming involves stopping the traffic at pedestrian crossings for periods of up to 7 minutes, repeated over the chosen time period – it is a low risk activity and so far, there have been no arrests for this type of civil disobedience. There are a number of supporting roles so you can get involved however you chose to. These include wellbeing, de-escalation, leafletting so if you are interested or trained in any of these, give us a message.

🥁🥁🎷🎨CALLING all samba bands, drum players, performance artists, dancers!! Let’s make this swarm as fun as possible and give Lewisham people a show whilst we’re at it🤸🏽‍♀🤸🏻‍♀🤸🏿‍♂🤸🏿‍♂🤸🏻‍♀🤸‍♂🤸🏼‍♀🤸🏾‍♂🤸‍♂

📷 Photographers, film makers, Facebook streamers we need you too! 📽🎙🎞

We want this to be a community action as Air Pollution affects every one of us, and the more people and groups who take part, the clearer the message that all Lewisham residents want clean air to breathe. If you are curious about Extinction Rebellion come and have a chat.

Please share widely with all your groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, by painting it on a lamppost, or shouting on the streets.

Just message Extinction Rebellion Lewisham with your preferred location of Catford, Deptford or Lewisham central and we’ll connect you to the group for that location

LOVE AND RAGE at a Lewisham crossroads near you COMING SOON 📢📢📢


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