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Published on : Monday, July 13, 2015
Activists of climate change held a protest at Heathrow Airport resulting in flight cancellations. UK’s busiest airport witnessed a protest as activists chained themselves together on a runway in protest against a possible third runway. According to reports from direct action group Plane Stupid, there were 13 demonstrators who opposed the airport’s expansion plans.
The runway was closed for nearly three hours resulting the cancellation of 13 flights. Six protesters have been arrested on suspicion of Aviation Act offences, as per the Scotland Yard.
The airport apologized for the disruption caused and advised passengers to check with their airlines before they travel.
Some protesters are still at one of the runways and the police said officers would remain at the scene until all the demonstrators had been removed.
The airport’s southern runway remained open throughout the protest.
Since long, the expansion plan of Heathrow Airport was surrounded by controversy as its location is in a heavily built-up area. Nearly 800 homes will suffer demolition if the new runway is constructed.