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Long delays at Heathrow Airport as activists chain themselves on runway

13th Jul 15 9:20 am

Climate change activists are protesting against the airport’s expansion plans

Climate change group, Plane Stupid, blocked Heathrow’s north runway today to protest against plans of building a third runway at the airport.

Activists gained access to the runway by cutting a hole through a fence and then chained themselves together on the runway.

Long delays are expected at Heathrow as a result of the protest.

A Heathrow spokesman said: “A group of people have breached the airport perimeter fence and are currently staging a protest on the northern runway.

“We are working closely with the police who are dealing with the incident. The southern runway remains open. Our priority remains to ensure the safety of the airport community, including passengers, employees and protesters”

Take a look at the photos of the protestors:










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