Heathrow Airport Protest: On Runway + On Parliament Roof
One of the demonstrators, Richard George, 27, from London, said: "I am stood on
the roof of parliament because the democratic process had been corrupted. "The aviation industry had taken full advantage of a weak prime minister to get the Heathrow consultation fixed. "It does not even consider global warming despite everything (Prime Minister Gordon) Brown has said about the environment and despite the massive impact aviation has on the climate."
Video from the roof of the houses of parlaiment.
These visual stunts are an effective way of making headlines, but the voracity of the opposition to expansion can be better judged from the protest organised by two local opposition groups who mobilised 2'500 people to protest at Central Hall in Westminster.
- Guardian--Plane Stupid lower banners from the roof of parliament.
- Grist--Greenpeace protest at heathrow.
- This is London--2'500 people protest at westminster against heathrow expansion.
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