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Heathrow Airport - a No Go area in August, change your plans

Crazy1 Avatar
9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
I am giving you fair warning now that there are plans for major disruptions planned for Heathrow Airport in mid August, if you don't need to be there - DON'T


Thousands of green campaigners are planning to cause massive disruption at Heathrow airport.
"Eco-warriors" say they will set up a Greenham Common-style protest camp near the perimeter fence.
They intend to use it as a base to disrupt flights at the peak of the tourist season in an attempt to focus attention on climate change and global warming.
At a secret meeting in London at the weekend, protesters said they would occupy land around Heathrow between 14 to 21 August.
From there they will threaten the boundary and attempt to cause havoc inside the airport - or at least tie up hundreds of police.

Protesters at the Camp for Climate Action say they are planning:
To infiltrate the terminal buildings by posing as passengers and then cause chaos once inside.
Blockade roads and railways into Heathrow.
Occupy airline offices and take "direct action" against freight companies and firms that supply food for passengers.

Up to three million passengers could be affected. One anarchist said: "There will be thousands of us there and they will need thousands of police to stop us.
"The police will be in a no-win situation. If they allow us to reach our targets at the airport there will be massive disruption and if they try to stop us, there will also be massive disruption."
The activists, who include veterans of May Day riots and the Reclaim the Streets campaign, were behind a "climate camp" at the Drax power station in North Yorkshire last summer.
More than 650 people took part in that protest, leading to 41 arrests and an estimated policing bill of £4 million.
Details of the Heathrow action will be circulated to anarchist groups at next month's G8 meeting in Germany.
Campaign organisers are understood to be trying to rent land near the airport for the camp from residents who are opposed to the Heathrow expansion plans.
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
But by posting all its does is help publicity for this stupid "event"

No offence Crazy.
#2
Got any urls for this?

Iom-RF has a point, it is bringing attention to it, but then if anyone is travelling via Heathrow this summer will not have ignorance as an excuse, they can rebook, if not, get decent travel insurance which will cover such delays.

Obviously this will be a bad attempt and more likely just cost the taxpayer for the police to check everyone at the tube/bus/car park/drop off/ even helipad points to ensure they are valid transportors not on a hot list associated with these eco terrorists, not hard, just very cumbersome.

Also considering the Earths climate is constantly changing and that people are always going to want to fly as much as they do until Europe has a Maglev train system which is decades away... I still do not believe humans are entirely responsible for the climate change, it's a political bandwagon now and we seem to be all be forced to eat a chunk out of the cess pit.
[mod]#3
That's gonna be biatch for you then Crazy, better buy a helicopter. :thumbsup:
#4
Well I tried to phrase this as best as possible, But by posting this it does just help publicity.

It would be better posted nearer the time to change dates etc and people can ring whatever airlines then, Thats if it even happens.
#5
There are no URLs at this stage, but any threat to Heathrow is now cause for concern. There is also talk again that BA could be embroiled in another strike :-(

Insurance is a very important thing nowadays - but first of all check your own household insurance to see if you are covered for this and how much extra could they cover you for.

As for the pros & cons of shouting about it, I would rather a family with very young children make alternative plans than be stranded on the Bath Road for 6 hours while police cut the chains from the protesters. :thumbsup:


If anyone is thinking about joining this protest I would only say the following - there are two types of Police patrolling Heathrow, the normal ones and the armed ones. There is also special anti-terrorist squads that hit first and ask questions later. The army on continuing standby to move in at a moments notice. To be caught within a certain area of the airport without proof of being there is an arrestable offence. There are plenty of cells in the vicinity to put any amount of protesters in, like Harmonsworth and Feltham YO detention centres so finding cells is not going to be a problem. There will be some other surprises for those you think they can out wit the authorities as well, so as someone said to me today - Go on Punk, make my day :giggle:

I am only doing this to advise the genuine travellers who might be able to make alternative plans NOW in case something does happen.
#6
Heathrow is permanently under threat really, Seeing as its the UK's biggest Airport.

If its not suicidal nutters then its staff on strike or stupid protests.
#7
oh well atleast i have my private jet
#8
Iom-RF
Well I tried to phrase this as best as possible, But by posting this it does just help publicity.

It would be better posted nearer the time to change dates etc and people can ring whatever airlines then, Thats if it even happens.


I know what you are saying, but at least you can change your plans now for little or no extra cost.

As for publicised it, it was on the front page of the Evening Standard tonight and it was in the Daily Mail, so it is out in the public domain.

I won't be giving any details of the actions that the protesters might want to know and will advise Admin that any details are removed, this site is for deals not .....
#9
So these eco protestors will probably be driven to Heathrow by Mumsie in her outsized 4x4 during the holiday time. Then after it's all over they'll go on holiday to The Seychelles by LearJet. Right On.
#10
Iom-RF
Heathrow is permanently under threat really, Seeing as its the UK's biggest Airport.

If its not suicidal nutters then its staff on strike or stupid protests.


Exactly. If it wasn't treehuggers, it would be a BA staff strike. If not that, ground controllers would be on strike. Or cabin staff.
That takes no account of the fact that the trains will also (probably) be on strike, looking for a wage push over the £400pw mark. Greedy bastages :x
The passenger is just a pawn to batter the wage payers into giving some staff a well deserved pay rise, and others a totally undeserved pay rise.
I happen to think that it is hypocritical in the extreme for the govt to claim that they are trying to combat climate change whilst building a fifth terminal and third runway at HR, and pushing for an extention to Stansted. I would imagine that the residents of the sleepy Essex village of Bambers Green will be on the protesters side, as will I.
If no-one said nothing about anything, govt quangos and bureaucrats would run riot building all sorts of crap all over our country. I don't want to live in a concrete jungle thank you very much. I'd rather be dead and buried than to live in a country where there are no open, quiet spaces to explore and enjoy.
#11
will these thousands of people all be walking to the airport?
#12
Is there something wrong with buses?
#13
Scribbles
Is there something wrong with buses?


Are the treehuggers going to allow buses through? Some buses are greener than others so maybe they'll only allow biofuel or LPG buses through.
#14
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http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44055000/jpg/_44055124_plane-pa-416.jpg

In the news - BBC
#15
Crazy1
I this site is for deals not .....

if it's for deals why did you post this?
#16
damn hippi's
#17
Silly endeavour really and strange considering how small airplanes contribute globally, under 5%)

Home energy use and the foot print of our products we buy and use dwarfs everything else.

Until home appliances/energy use is massively reduced/industry forced to use renewables. Any other kind of protest is pointless.

Political bandwagon tbh.

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