Long delays at Heathrow Airport as activists chain themselves on runway

Climate change activists are protesting against the airport’s expansion plans

Climate change group, Plane Stupid, blocked Heathrow’s north runway today to protest against plans of building a third runway at the airport.

Activists gained access to the runway by cutting a hole through a fence and then chained themselves together on the runway.

Long delays are expected at Heathrow as a result of the protest.

A Heathrow spokesman said: “A group of people have breached the airport perimeter fence and are currently staging a protest on the northern runway.

“We are working closely with the police who are dealing with the incident. The southern runway remains open. Our priority remains to ensure the safety of the airport community, including passengers, employees and protesters”

Take a look at the photos of the protestors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Think a 747 would solve the problem either squash or blow them out of the way!

    We have a democracy and these idiots need to learn how to use it. Peaceful protests are fine but when you stop others going about their lawful way then you are no better than repressive regimes or IS. Treat them like terrorists and use whatever force is required.

    Although I have some sympathy with their point of view, they are doing their cause harm.

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