Campaigners arrive early at Heathrow

Climate change activists have arrived at Heathrow two days earlier than planned ahead of protests against the expansion of one of the world’s busiest airports.
More than 2,000 people are set to join the camp from Tuesday onwards ahead of Sunday’s “24 hours of mass action.”

The protest aimed at airport operator BAA, is expected to cause disruption during one of the busiest times of the year for Heathrow, since 1.5 million people are expected to use the airport this week.

The site is 800 metres away from BAA’s head office in Sipson, West Drayton. A large banner reading ‘Climate Camp, No Airport Expansion’ has been erected.

According to one of the organisers, “Camp for Climate Action,” eight days of low-impact living, debates, learning skills, and high-impact direct action tackling the root causes of climate change are planned.