11am Saturday 21st November 2015
Some pictures from yesterday’s Flash Mob at Terminal 2. And a link below from some of the TV coverage. The local papers have also put up good online stories (below).
Flash mob protests against third runway at Heathrow Terminal 2
Residents against the expansion from the Heathrow Villages , Chiswick and Hammersmith joined a whole host of local and national organisations "No ifs, no buts, no third runway!"
A flash mob of protesters descended upon Heathrow Airport's Terminal 2, to show the community "will not go away" regardless of the Government's decision on a third runway.
Over 50 people, from both local and national campaign groups, turned up at the busy terminal revealing red t-shirts and chanting their slogan of "No Third Runway."
Protesters arrived at around 11am on Saturday, November 21, and could be seen and heard by passengers throughout the terminal.
John Stewart of Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN) represented one of the many groups.
He said: "The timings were to send a strong message to Heathrow Airport and to David Cameron, that if the green light was given for a third runway, there will be continual protests from the community.
Whatever decision the Government make about the third runway, the local community is not going to go way and believes that it can defeat the proposals, as it did 10 years ago.
Several local and national groups were represented
Other groups showing their support for the cause included: Plane Stupid, Chiswick Against the Third Runway, Communities Against Increased Aircraft Noise (CAIAN), west London Friends of the Earth and residents from all boroughs surrounding the aiport.
Christine Taylor, a Stop Heathrow Expansion campaigner whose home in Harlington will be lost under a third runway, said: "From all aspects it was a successful flash mob.
"It was simply to remind people that, with everything else that's in the news, we are still fighting to prevent the airport from expanding and we'll continue to fight until the Government sees sense and rules out a third runway at Heathrow.
Campaigners hold protest over 3rd runway at Heathrow
Around 100 campaigners opposed to a third runway at Heathrow staged a final protest today ahead of a Government decision expected next month.
The action took place at Terminal 2.
The Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow expand but there are concerns over more flights, noise and emissions.
Campaigners opposed to a 3rd runway at Heathrow held a final protest today
Credit: ITV Meridian W-Heathrow_protest_sot_ Play video
ITV Meridian spoke to campaigner John Stewart.
The Government have been considering the report and has said it intends to make a decision before the end of the year.
Heathrow say it is the best option and it will create tens of thousands of jobs and prove a multi-billion pound economic boost.
They say most people support the £17 billion pounds third runway scheme.
ITV Meridian spoke to Matt Gorman from Heathrow Airport.