Extinction Rebellion Considers Using Drones To Shut Down Heathrow Airport

This wouldn’t put too many people’s lives at risk, right?

Extinction Rebellion considers using drones to shut London’s Heathrow Airport

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have drawn up plans to use drones to shut London’s Heathrow Airport this summer in a campaign to stop the construction of a third runway at Europe’s busiest airport, the group said.

The internal proposal, seen by Reuters, emerged against a backdrop of renewed campaigning by environmental groups who argue that expanding Heathrow would be incompatible with Britain’s targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

“On June 18, we plan to carry out nonviolent direct action to ensure Heathrow Authorities close the airport for the day, to create a ‘pause’ in recognition of the genocidal impact of high carbon activities, such as flying, upon the natural world,” Extinction Rebellion said in a statement late on Thursday.

“This is not about targeting the public, but holding the Government to their duty to take leadership on the climate and ecological emergency,” the group said.

No, it’s pretty much targeting the public, because that’s who would be affected the most. People who can’t fly to their meetings and vacations.

Heathrow Airport said the use of drones would be a “reckless action.”

“We agree with the need to act on climate change, but that requires us to work together constructively — not commit serious criminal offenses just as hardworking people prepare to spend a well-earned holiday with their family and friends,” an airport spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

At this point, Extinction Rebellion is sounding like a terrorist group

In the internal proposal written by volunteers, activists suggested using drones to force authorities to ground flights at Heathrow Airport while other protesters held picnics. The activists said they would avoid any risk to aircraft by informing the airport of their plans in advance.

If the government does not cede to their demands after disruption on June 18, the activists proposed shutting the airport for the first two weeks in July.

Right there is something called “extortion.” It’s rather surprising the OK government has picked up ER members over this already, considering how the government jumps into action over mean tweets and Facebook posts. The government has sort of responded

Several hours after the demonstration was announced on Friday, aviation minister Baroness Vere issued a stark warning that culprits will face “the full force of the law”.

The Metropolitan Police has also said it will develop “strong plans” to counter the group, which brought parts of London to a standstill during two weeks of demonstrations in April.

What happens when a plane taking off or landing hits a drone? What then, ER?

I wonder what the genocidal carbon footprint is of all those clothes imported from around the world?

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