Police have arrested five activists from a group planning to use drones to disrupt flights at Heathrow today. Roger Hallam, the leader of Heathrow Pause and co-founder of the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion, was among those held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance at the airport. Heathrow Pause said in a statement: “The action will carry on exactly as planned, peacefully and non-violently, regardless of today’s events – we have contingency measures in place.” The group had said that at least 50 people would fly small, toy drones at head height inside the 5km exclusion zone around the airport from 3am. Police advised passengers to go to the airport as normal, saying that they were confident of preventing disruption.
Times 13th Sept 2019 read more »
SCOTTISH businesses, charities and other organisations have announced their participation in Global Climate Strikes on Friday, September 20. They include ScottishPower, the National Union of Students Scotland and other trades unions, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Children 1st. The protests could be the largest climate mobilisation in Scotland’s history and millions are expected to take part in events around the world. Major marches are planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow with more rallies in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Crieff, among others. However, councillors have banned the capital march from Princes Street and warned organisers could be arrested if the ban is not adhered to.
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