The National Funeral for the Unknown Victim of Traffic Violence

This Sunday, the 16th of November, is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

On Saturday 15th there will be a dignified protest in London against the UK's current motor-dominated system, taking place along Oxford Street, called the National Funeral for the Unknown Victim of Traffic Violence.

The protest will feature a funeral procession, with a horse-drawn hearse, leaving Bedford Square at 1pm, proceeding down Oxford Street to Marble Arch, where at 2pm there will be a die-in, placing of the coffin, and wreath laying, followed by a rally with speeches.

It has been organised by the people behind last year's die-in outside Transport for London's headquarters, which was inspired by the 1970s "Stop de Kindermoord" protests in the Netherlands, and they have ten demands from the government.

The organisers say: "The staggering death toll and vast numbers maimed or living with terrible illnesses caused by traffic violence, whether from road collisions, traffic pollution, lack of access to physical exercise or climate-crisis emissions has got to stop."

"This will symbolically mark all the unknown victims who have lost or had their lives destroyed on Britain's roads, whether through traffic violence, death from air-pollution, obesity related deaths through fear of cycling, or the millions dying worldwide as a result of climate change."

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