Air passengers faced disruption yesterday after Extinction Rebellion activists blocked a road leading to Heathrow to protest against the planned third runway. About 300 protesters lay in front of a makeshift bulldozer in a reference to Boris Johnson’s pledge to block the expansion of the airport. The prime minister is standing for election in the nearby constituency of Uxbridge & South Ruislip. He said four years ago that he would lie in front of the bulldozers to prevent the airport expansion. Heathrow wants to build a two-mile runway northwest of the airport, allowing it to expand by 50 per cent over the next three decades.
Times 9th Dec 2019 read more »
ENVIRONMENTAL activists have staged a protest outside BBC Scotland’s headquarters in Glasgow to demand changes in the way the climate crisis is reported in the UK. At their demonstration yesterday, Extinction Rebellion Youth and Universities Glasgow called on the BBC to challenge the fossil fuel industry on the “catastrophic” effects of their “callous” behaviour.
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