‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate activists plot to shut down HEATHROW tomorrow as millions start Easter Getaway
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EXTINCTION Rebellion eco-warriors are plotting to shut down Heathrow Airport tomorrow as millions get ready for their Easter holidays.
Activists – who have already caused chaos across the capital by blocking landmarks for the past four days – said they were “raising the bar” to target the busiest airport in the UK ahead of the long weekend.
In internal messages seen by the Sun Online, protesters were told: “Tomorrow we raise the bar. We are going to shut down Heathrow.”
Rebels – who have already blocked Waterloo Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge and Oxford Circus in four days of illegal demos this week – vowed to “swarm” the airport.
The group described the dramatic new tactic as an “escalation strategy”.
The plot threatens to throw the Easter plans of 800,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport into chaos tomorrow.
Extinction Rebellion spokesman Robin Boardman – the former public schoolboy who stormed off Sky News after host Adam Boulton called him “middle class and self-indulgent” yesterday – said: “This will be standard swarming process. If there are lots of us, there will be a low risk of arrest.
“We are all going to face pushback on this. We hope, together, we can recognise the necessity of this action and communicate that necessity to our friends, our loved ones, and the general public.”