Jenny Jones, Green Party candidate in next year’s Mayoral elections, is to address clean air campaigners ahead of a protest which could see “some” central London roads “temporarily disrupted”.
On Wednesday Jones will deliver a speech to activists from environmental campaign Climate Rush in Soho Square before the group move on to an “unspecified location” where they plan to stage a ‘die-in’.
The group reportedly aims to occupy the unnamed location for 29 minutes, a period intended to symbolise the 29,000 premature deaths attributed to poor air quality in the UK.
In a statement Jones said: “Young, energetic campaigners like Climate Rush will ensure that clean air is a big priority during the Mayoral elections.
“The real test for Mayoral candidates is whether they can agree to take real action to reduce traffic, lower fares and create a very low emission zone which only allows the cleanest of vehicles to enter central London ”