Protesters from Extinction Rebellion have staged their latest demonstration through Wandsworth.

As part of their protest, the 100 campaigners carried a coffin through the streets on a "solemn funeral march" while drummers beat a "solemn rhythm".

The coffin contained "a model of a weeping Mother Earth and displayed animals that are on the verge of extinction".

The group said they were marching from Balham to Tooting Broadway in protest against Wandsworth Council’s "dismal failure to address the problem of toxic air".

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Other local groups represented on the march included Wandsworth Stand Up To Racism, the Save York Gardens campaign, Putney Pollution Busters and Little Ninja UK.

Accompanied by the stirring beat of South London XR Drummers, six pall bearers with white "death masks" carried a coffin for the 300 Wandsworth residents who die prematurely each year because of air pollution.

Two of the four speakers at Tooting Broadway talked about how hard it is to move Wandsworth Council to act.

"Residents have always, always wanted to work with the Council on decreasing the levels of air pollution," said Andrea Gilbert of Putney Pollution Busters, "but they’ve been met with ignored emails.

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"At the end of the day it’s the council that has to do more about this, and they have to listen to residents by having a Citizens’ Assembly where residents can put in their views and their objections to proposals.’

"We shouldn’t have to bully and embarrass the council to look after our kids", said David Smith of Little Ninja UK, talking about the lengths to which parents had had to go to get the council to set up School Streets.

"That’s their job, that’s what they’re supposed to do. We’re talking about an emergency, a climate emergency and an air pollution emergency, CO2 and NO2, two sides of the same coin."

Earlier in the week, chalk outlines of dead bodies appeared on pavements along the route of the march – at Balham, Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway stations, in Balham’s Hildreth Street market, outside Balham Sainsbury’s, at the end of Drakefield Road.