Protesters in plot to shut down Heathrow terminal for a day
against the aviation industry, the Evening Standard can reveal.
Terminal 1 by invading the check-in area.
put pressure on the Government ahead of an imminent decision on whether to allow
a third runway at Heathrow.
group Climate Rush believe the protest can attract huge support.
that led to it being shut for several days.
a date that coincides with MPs returning to Parliament after the Christmas break.
turn up, it is likely to lead to the cancellation of flights.
from running but if there are 500 of us that is a lot of protesters in the check-in
area. If we are really successful, we could attract thousands down there and that
would stop the airport functioning on the day.
returning late to London.”
be outlawed, claiming that such journeys can be undertaken on the train. The sit-in
is being led by Climate Rush founder Tamsin Omond, who has a previous conviction
for a rooftop protest at Parliament.
leader Caroline Lucas will take part, along with west London residents who fear
the planned expansion of Heathrow will blight their homes.