Extinction Rebellion threaten to ‘shut down’ Heathrow Airport on Good Friday

Heathrow, T5A, airside, view of airfield from T5A Departure Lounge, Feb 2019.
Heathrow, T5A, airside, view of airfield from T5A Departure Lounge, Feb 2019.

On what will be the fifth day of protests in London, eco-activists Extinction Rebellion have threatened to “shut down” Heathrow Airport on Good Friday. 

Thousands of holidaymakers are expected to fly out of the airport at the start of the Easter weekend, with flights scheduled to depart to numerous destinations including Nairobi.

Messages circulated in a WhatsApp group for demonstrators have provided directions for travelling to a petrol station close to the airport from the current protest sites at Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square

A statement issued by the airport said: “While we respect the right to peaceful protest and agree with the need to act on climate change, we don’t agree that passengers should have their well-earned Easter Break holiday plans with family and friends disrupted.

“Passengers should contact their airlines for up to date information on their journeys.”

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