An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has appeared in court charged with attempting to cause disruption at Heathrow airport using a drone. Roger Hallam, 53, who declared Heathrow expansion "a crime against humanity", was arrested on Saturday.
Climate-campaign group Heathrow Pause is "considering escalating" its protest at London Heathrow Airport, after three days of illegal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) activity within the airport's exclusion zone failed to keep flights grounded.
Extinction Rebellion co-founder and 'Heathrow Pause' movement activist Roger Hallam was arrested hours after being released on Saturday. He was detained for attempting to cause disruptions at London's Heathrow airport by flying a drone within the exclusion zone. Footage shows Hallam being taken to a police van near the southern area of the airport in Stanwell. He was one of the 19 activists detained on Saturday while no flight disruption was reported. mandatory tag: heathrow pause
One of the founding members of Extinction Rebellion has said he will fly a drone near Heathrow Airport Saturday morning – hours after being released from police custody. Roger Hallam was one of five climate change activists from Heathrow Pause, an Extinction Rebellion splinter group, to be arrested on Thursday evening ahead of plans to cause mass disruption at the airport. The stunt – which was set to involve flying toy drones within the airport's 5km exclusion zone – is part of a campaign by the group to halt the planned expansion of Heathrow Airport, which includes the construction of a ...
London Heathrow Airport remained fully operational Sept. 13 despite attempts by climate change activists to disrupt flights by flying small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within the airport's exclusion zone.