Anjali Raman-Middleton is co-founder of Choked Up, an organisation started by black and brown sixth formers to strengthen clean air legislation and ensure that everyone has the right to breathe clean air. Growing up alongside the South Circular in an illegally polluted area, she has seen first hand the effects that air pollution can have on poorer communities and people of colour, who often live along the busiest roads and in the most polluted areas. Her campaign is demanding a new Clean Air Act that sets legally binding targets and protects groups disproportionately affected by air pollution.
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