Flights at Stansted airport have been delayed after more than 50 protesters occupied a secure area near the runway.
Climate action group Plane Stupid said it started the protest at 0315 GMT by breaching security.
The runway was closed for about two hours as a precaution, but
reopened at 0810 GMT. Passengers are being advised to contact their
Plane Stupid website
My wings are like a shield of steel.
Apparently the "protesters had brought concrete blocks and 6ft-high security fencing with them and erected a "stockade" about 50m (164 ft)". ANy no-one in security noticed.... It may be a big area but jeez
AirSpace - more than just hot air
I heard a telephone interview with one of the protesters on Radio 4 where they were saying how much carbon was being saved for every minute of the protest.... ....which is true, if you don't consider repositioning empty planes from the outbound flights they caused to be cancelled or the 90% of the people that were due to be on those cancelled flights re-booking and getting onto a later aircraft.
Environmental protest is never going to work if you only present half the story.
I'm a conscientious man... when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned. (Ogden Nash)
Et nom de dieu! C'est triste Orly la dimanche (Jacques Brel)