Extinction Insubordination are blocking access to Heathrow Airport along the A4. They have annoucned on trill, “We made an actual cycle superhighway on M4 to bring Boris Johnson a despatch: Keep your word – scrap Heathrow expansion. For the people of Uxbridge, for zing”.
The climate activists are descending on Heathrow Airport with a makeshift “bulldozer” as they expect to stage a “lie in” protest.
They have filmed themselves cycling to the deliver hub en masse by pedal bike as they plan to protest a third runway this afternoon.
A series of cyclists are shown taking up several lanes of a busy road closer the airport sporting XR flags, spearheaded by a yellow “bulldozer” tricycle.
The presentation forms part of Extinction Rebellion’s 12 Days of Crisis toss ones hat in the ring in the final days of the election campaign, as activists pressure politicians to emblem up to their three demands.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, the group’s London subdivide said: “Boris Johnson said he’d block Heathrow airport inflation by lying in front of the bulldozer.
“He’s an MP, he could have blocked it in parliament. He didn’t. Now the bulldozer’s put ones hand.”
The XR cyclists set off from Hyde Park corner at 10.30am, planning to blank out the Cromwell Road junction in Earls Court at 11am, Hammersmith at 11.30am, Gunnersbury roundabout under the M4 flyover at 12 noon,
They plan to arrive at Heathrow’s Bath Avenue, above Tunnel Road roundabout, at 1.30pm.
Some twitter buyers are enraged, others are champioing the cause of the movement with comments such as, “What a cheery espy this is! Good luck with your action today.”Bikes against bulldozers is accepted strong!”
Extinction Rebellion have announced the following on twitter: “Bikes against bulldozers is active strong!
“100s of cyclists and ‘deconstruction’ workers now en route to Heathrow for mass lie in.
“We essential actnow to stop airport expansion and yet MORE CO2 being pumped into the tone.”
One twitter user said: “If we all rode bikes instead of driving motor vehicles we’d change the world.”
Another said: “Just look at a typical day on FlightRadar24 to see how crowded our skies are! It’s intimidating!”
This news comes amid reports the Brexit Party and Conservatives and their MPs get received donations worth £8m from the aviation industry, according to new judgement.
The boss of a jet fuel company who regularly donated to the Tories over a decade has accepted the Brexit Party £5.2m in the past six months, figures show.
Extinction Defiance climate campaigners said the donations showed that politicians could not be “grouped to protect the planet while they’re taking money from the biggest polluters”.
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