Plane Stupid turf Virgin Atlantic out of their seats at the PR awards
to the PR Week Awards and
and expansion of Britain’s airports, which we thought they shouldn’t get away
which celebrates the highlights of the year’s public relations work. They occupied
Virgin Atlantic’s table and refused to leave.
lose her home if Heathrow’s third runway goes ahead said:
wants to live out her days in her own home, but the bully boys of aviation think
their profits are more important. Tonight at the PR awards we gave them a taste
of what it’s like to be turfed out of your rightful place.“
Protesters fly in for PR Week awards
in to celebrate the art of public relations
the good of the UK PR industry got a bit of their own medicine at the annual
, was infiltrated by members of airport activist group Plane Stupid. The interlopers
targeted the table booked by Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. A kerfuffle ensued
during the dinner phase of the evening which reportedly resulted in five police
vehicles – and as many as 20 bobbies – turning up removing the Plane Stupid members. One awards goer said that in the resulting melee “one girl [was] being
pinned to the floor by about five police”. “It was a pretty blue chip response
,” added another attendee. “There was an immense commotion, we think they must
have handcuffed themselves under the table as the place was swimming with staff.
We thought it was an embarassing stripogram or something, I mean you don’t expect
a stunt at the PR Week awards do you?” After about an hour of disruption the awards
were just getting underway, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, when one Plane Stupid
member who had eluded capture heckled the host. A shoo-in for best stunt of the
year at next year’s PR Week bash, surely?