It has been reported that on June 18, and 10 days in July, the climate activist group “extinction rebellion” intends to shut down LHR with, among other tactics, drones.
It seems a rather odd tactic by the protesters to make their intentions known in advance, unless they are going to try and claim the moral high ground when the authorities do take pre-emptive action.
Many may have sympathy with those who are trying to reduce environmental degradation, but sabotaging the operation of a busy commercial airport is, for many reasons, not the right way to achieve either their goal, or to elicit sympathy.
Continually targeting the aviation industry is a lazy way to highlight this critically important subject,
and what is possibly more damaging, it doesn’t allow the complexity of the whole picture to be seen and discussed.
Originally discovered by Reuters
Further sources: The Independent: BBC