Airport News

Greenpeace breaches security at Heathrow

Tue, 26 Feb, 2008

Greenpeace activists staged a protest on top of a plane at London Heathrow Airport yesterday, campaigning against the planned third runway.

Described as "unlawful and irresponsible" by BAA, the protest involved two women and two men who climbed aboard a British Airways Airbus A320 plane at around 09:45 on Monday February 25th.

The plane had landed at Terminal 1 after flying in from Manchester Airport when the activists breached security and displayed their banner stating: "Climate Emergency - No Third Runway".

One of the protestors Anna Jones explained that by doubling the size of the world's biggest airport, bringing about climate change is severely obstructed.

BAA said that police are investigating the incident but that operations at the airport have not been affected.

In a letter to the Telegraph, Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First, has warned that although London Heathrow Airport does need to expand, more consideration should be taken to ensure the developments are green.

Joe Evans

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