Climate campaigners have today launched a protest in east London with a call to halt Silvertown Tunnel.
Climate protesters have stated for some time that protests against the tunnel could occur. A number of protesters blocked a concrete production facility in Bow.
This could well be the first in a series of protests against the contentious tunnel proposal alongside related developments such as a tier-storey lorry distribution centre recently submitted for planning in Silvertown.
The Silvertown Tunnel was originally proposed by Boris Johnson as Mayor after cancelling a bridge in Thamesmead and agreeing to TfL transport budget cuts with George Osborne.
Boris Johnson’s successor Sadiq Khan has pushed ahead with the scheme as well as approving London City Airport expansion. Other crossings are either at very early stages or scrapped.