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Extinction Rebellion activists hold a dinner party in SEA off Essex


Extinction Rebellion activists today disguise themselves as banshee to protest the construction of a new tunnel which they believe is "racist, colonial and unjust".

Eco-warriors gathered outside TfL headquarters in Stratford, East London, and expressed displeasure with the impending two-hole road that will run under the Thames from Silvertown to Greenwich.

The environmental group says the Newham project will cause pollution, which will hit the BAME community hardest.

The stunt takes place amid a wave of demonstrations planned by the environmental group, including tomorrow's march to Parliament and a disruptive bike ride around London.

XR protesters also hosted a Titanic-themed in the sea dinner party today to highlight global warming.

Fine dining climate activists waded into the water off Chalkwell Beach, Southend-on-Sea, to sip champagne and tea at a semi-submerged table.

The stunt was designed to illustrate the "ignorance" of the "elite" in the face of rising sea levels as the planet warms.

Banshees also marched through Woolwich, a few miles away, where they were sprawled on the ground, demonstrating against the Silvertown Tunnel

Extinction Rebellion protesters hosted a Titanic in the Sea dinner party today to illuminate rising sea levels

Extinction Rebellion protesters hosted a Titanic in the Sea dinner party today to illuminate rising sea levels

Environmental messages were also spread from east London today, where eco-warriors dressed as banshees gathered against the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel

Environmental messages were also spread from east London today, where eco-warriors dressed as banshees gathered against the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel

Activists of the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion enter the DLR station in the Woolwich Arsenal in south-east London

Activists of the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion enter the DLR station in the Woolwich Arsenal in south-east London

Billboards scattered on the beach embossed warnings such as "We want to live," "Planet over profit," and "Act now".

Billboards scattered on the beach embossed warnings such as "We want to live," "Planet over profit," and "Act now".

Climate activists in early 20th century clothing waded into the water off Chalkwell Beach, Southend-on-Sea, to sip champagne and tea at a half-submerged dining table

Climate activists in early 20th century clothing waded into the water off Chalkwell Beach, Southend-on-Sea, to sip champagne and tea at a half-submerged dining table

High-level XR sources were unaware of the Titanic's protest that morning when approached by MailOnline, suggesting it was organized independently of the group's national leadership.

Activist Jonathan Fuller stated on Facebook that two local XR branches had teamed up to create the eye-catching stunt.

He wrote: & # 39; Southend and Chelmsford XR got together for the Southend Under Sea action today. Chelmsford brought the band and we brought the elite who didn't notice the disaster around them as their Titanic began to go under. & # 39;

Activists beat the drums as several "guests" in the sea, many in masks, pretended to be enjoying a meal under a banner that read, "Stop Global Warming or We're Submerged".

Other posters scattered on the beach embossed warnings such as "We want to live", "Planet over profit" and "Act now".

Ecological messages have also spread from east London today, where eco-warriors dressed as banshees gathered against the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel.

XR's Hackney office tweeted, “On my way to TfL headquarters in Stratford to tell you exactly what we think of their toxic and racist tunnel! #NoToxicTunnel. & # 39;

The group said the construction of the underwater tunnel will generate traffic in some of the most polluted and deprived areas, calling the project "racist, colonial and unjust".

High-level XR sources were unaware of the Titanic's protest that morning when approached by MailOnline, suggesting it was organized independently of the group's national leadership

High-level XR sources were unaware of the Titanic's protest that morning when approached by MailOnline, suggesting it was organized independently of the group's national leadership

Activist Jonathan Fuller stated on Facebook that two local XR offices have teamed up to perform the flashy stunt and raise awareness of sea level rise

Activist Jonathan Fuller stated on Facebook that two local XR offices have teamed up to perform the flashy stunt and raise awareness of sea level rise

Activists beat drums as several "guests" in the sea, many of whom wore masks, pretended to be enjoying a meal under a banner that read, "Stop Global Warming or We're Submerged".

Activists beat drums as several "guests" in the sea, many of whom wore masks, pretended to be enjoying a meal under a banner that read, "Stop Global Warming or We're Submerged".

In front of Transport for London headquarters, activists shed 26 pairs of shoes, "one for every person who dies prematurely every day from air pollution in London".

In front of Transport for London headquarters, activists shed 26 pairs of shoes, "one for every person who dies prematurely every day from air pollution in London".

The group said the construction of the underwater tunnel will generate traffic in some of the most polluted and deprived areas, calling the project "racist, colonial and unjust".

The group said the construction of the underwater tunnel will generate traffic in some of the most polluted and deprived areas, calling the project "racist, colonial and unjust".

A statement said: “Newham is home to 72 percent of the BAME population and less than 50 percent own a car. The construction of this street is a racist, colonial and unjust policy.

It added, "This outdated project has no place in a time of climate emergency and the dangers of airborne traffic pollution."

In front of Transport for London headquarters, activists shed 26 pairs of shoes, "one for every person who dies prematurely every day from air pollution in London".

Banshees also marched through Woolwich, a few miles away, where they were sprawled on the ground, demonstrating against the Silvertown Tunnel.

TfL claims the new road will reduce congestion in the Blackwall Tunnel and increase the "reliability and resilience of the wider road network".

Today's protests continued a series of XR rallies across the UK which will continue tomorrow with a march against Parliament.

At 11:30 a.m., numerous activists will come to Westminster for a demonstration and a series of rousing speeches.

The activity continues throughout the week and targets landmarks like Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and the Bank of England.

On Thursday at 3pm, protesters will attempt to ravage the streets of the capital with an event called "Ride For Our Lives", which encourages people to "join the rebel riders for a disruptive cycle through London".

The Banshees leave Stratford Station and march to TfL headquarters to protest the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel

The Banshees leave Stratford Station and march to TfL headquarters to protest the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel

The XR activists are sweeping the Westfield shopping center in Stratford today. The protests sparked a wave of demonstrations this month

The XR activists are sweeping the Westfield shopping center in Stratford today. The protests sparked a wave of demonstrations this month

An XR statement said: "Newham is 72 percent of the BAME population and less than 50 percent owns a car. Building this road is a racist, colonial and unjust policy."

An XR statement said: "Newham is 72 percent of the BAME population and less than 50 percent owns a car. Building this road is a racist, colonial and unjust policy."

Today's protests spark a series of XR rallies across the UK that will take place tomorrow with a march against Parliament

Today's protests spark a series of XR rallies across the UK that will take place tomorrow with a march against Parliament