Anti-Pollution Activists Shut Down Marylebone Road, In London, During Rush Hour

Anti-pollution activists blocked a busy central London road on Tuesday evening, causing long delays.

Campaigners staged a protest against air pollution for the second time in two days as they sat across Marylebone Road, near Baker Street station, during rush hour.

Images from traffic cameras show a group of activists sat in the middle of the road with a large banner preventing motorists from passing.

Transport for London (TfL) warned commuters at about 7pm to expect “long delays” in the area.

A501 Marylebone Road (NW1) Westbound at the junction of Chiltern Street – Road blocked due to a group of unexpected protesters. Long delays

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Photos were shared on social media by campaign group Stop Killing Londoners, who held up a large red banner reading: “Cut air pollution.”

The Metropolitan Police Service is yet to respond to a request for comment. It is not known if any arrests were made. 

Stop Killing Londoners have blocked Marylebone Road with a peaceful display of civil disobedience against air pollution #AirPollutionKills

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The blockade is still in place. Protestors are having to deal with some angry members of the public. Air pollution kills & must be addressed

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Protestors have now cleared the road & traffic is now flowing. A consensus decision on what to do next is now taking place.

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IMAGES: @StopKillingLDN block Marylebone Road at rush hour in anti-pollution protest. More images via @AlamyNews at: — Mark Kerrison (@veripix) November 1, 2017
It is the second protest in the same number of days by anti-pollution protestors.

Demonstrators shut down Tower Bridge on Monday after they staged a protest against air pollution where reportedly resulted in seven arrests.

A report published on Tuesday revealed that millions of people living in dozens of UK cities are inhaling air the World Health Organisation (WHO) considers too dangerous to breathe.

The report found that 802 London schools and a high proportion of the capital’s hospitals and clinics were located in highly polluted areas “potentially putting some of society’s most vulnerable at risk”.