Leonardo DiCaprio shares post on public protest in Delhi over air pollution

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the finest and most loved actors across the globe. From essaying the role of Jack in Titanic to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Leo has won hearts with his charm and suave. But over and above all, Leonardo has become an inspiration to millennials for his urging everyone to adopt environmental friendly methods. From addressing climate change in his Oscar-winning speech to speaking about every pressing issue, Leonardo has been urging everyone to pay a little more attention to the environmental crisis.

After raising concern over the water crisis in Chennai, Leonardo DiCaprio has now addressed the issue of the hazardous air quality in New Delhi. He went on to reshare a series of images on his social media handle of citizens protesting outside India Gate.

The post read as, “Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⁣ ⁣According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India.”

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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⁣ ⁣ According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⁣ ⁣ People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⁣ 1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⁣ 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⁣ 3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⁣ 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⁣ ⁣ Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⁣ ⁣ The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⁣ ⁣ Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⁣ ⁣ #RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife

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Leonardo’s Instagram handle is all about raising awareness on pressing issues including the amazon fire, the Cauvery river issue, and animal endangerment. In his iconic Oscar-winning speech, Leo had said, “We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”

On the film front, Leo was last seen in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt. He will next be seen in Richard Jewell.

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