Actress Emma Thompson Flies 5400 miles to Join Anti-Airport Climate Protest

Actress Emma Thompson Flies 5400 miles to Join Anti-Airport Climate Protest

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Emma Thompson at the premiere of The Love Punch at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. By Justin Harris – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Actress Emma Thompson flew from LA to London, to give her support to protests demanding the end of mass air travel.

Police told to use ‘full force’ of law against Heathrow climate change protesters

Heathrow is “working with the authorities” to address any protests which could “disrupt the airport”.

By Ceren Senkul, news reporter 
Friday 19 April 2019 07:06, UK

Police have been given the green light by the home secretary to use the “full force of the law” against climate change protesters who are planning to disrupt Heathrow airport

Extinction Rebellion has been holding demonstrations over several days in key parts of London in order to get the government to take action on the “unprecedented global emergency”.

Actress Emma Thompson joined the protests in London after taking a 5,400-mile flight from Los Angeles in the US.

She said: “I absolutely wanted to be arrested on my 60th birthday but I didn’t quite manage that.

I’m so proud and thrilled to be part of Extinction Rebellion.”

Read more:

Flying 5,400 miles to join an anti-flying climate protest.

The message couldn’t be clearer. People like Emma Thompson don’t want to shut down all air travel, they just want to shut down YOUR right to travel by air.

via Watts Up With That?

April 20, 2019 at 12:03AM

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