XR Banshees are opposing silver tunnel construction through performance protest in London on Monday, Aug 31, ahead of their nationwide disruption demanding government obedience over the climate change solutions.
26 activists from environmental activists Group XR Extinction Rebellion dressed up as a Banshee, which is a female spirit in Irish folklore who heralds the death of a family member, usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening are marching from Woolwich Arsenal to Gordon Square mourning 26 lives lost every day in London's pollution.
26 banshees are a symbolic number of nearly 26 people dying every day in London due to air pollution. Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London due to long-term exposure to air pollution, more than twice as many as previously thought, according to a study carried out by researchers at King’s College London. (VXP Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)