Protesters break into Heathrow and delay flights

Climate-change activists have chained themselves together on the northern runway at London’s Heathrow airport, causing flight delays and cancellations.

Heathrow airport.

Heathrow airport. Image by Ed Webster / CC BY 2.0

The demonstrators are protesting against runway expansion, after a recent government-commissioned report recommended that the airport build a third runway. The group – one of them dressed as a polar bear – cut through a perimeter fence at 3.30am. Read more:

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