Feb 27, 2008

Protesters on the roof of UK Parliament

Anti-Heathrow expansion protesters have climbed on to the roof of the Houses of Parliament, UK. The protesters, part of the campaign group Plane Stupid, were protesting the plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

They gained access to the rooftop of the Houses of Parliament breaching the tight security. Six campaigners who unfurled banners from Parliament were led away by police, at about 1220 GMT. It is thought the group gained access to the roof via a fire escape.

Richard George, one of the demonstrators, said the protesters wanted to highlight what they called weak leadership from Prime Minister Gordon Brown over the impact of aviation on climate change. Link


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