Civil Climate War Threat Over Heathrow Expansion & Summer Holiday Flights

Extinction Rebellion is planning a 10-day summer holiday protest at Heathrow if the Government does not cancel all expansion plans for the airport.

Extinction Rebellion brought parts of London to a standstill last month when protesters occupied key junctions such as Oxford Circus
Extinction Rebellion brought parts of London to a standstill last month when protesters occupied key junctions such as Oxford Circus CREDIT: GETTY/LEON NEAL

In a statement on its website the group, which caused major disruption in London earlier this year during a series of protests, said:

“Extinction Rebellion demands the Government begins to act on its declaration of a Climate and Environment Emergency by cancelling all Heathrow expansion. On June 18, we plan to carry out nonviolent direct action to ensure Heathrow Authorities close the airport for the day, to create a “pause” in recognition of the genocidal impact of high carbon activities, such as flying, upon the natural world. If the Government does not cancel all Heathrow expansion, Extinction Rebellion will act to shut the airport down for up to 10 days from July 1.”

The group said it is “in the consultancy stage with its members on the proposed action”.

It added: “This is not about targeting the public, but holding the Government to their duty to take leadership on the climate and ecological emergency.

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May 31, 2019 at 07:59AM

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