Direct action protesters disrupt work on Terminal 5 site

Protestors block key road leading to the site

Early this morning a group of direct action protesters disrupted work on the site of Heathrow Terminal Five by blocking a key road leading to the site. The protesters have blocked a road that carries the vehicles that work on the site over Stanwell New Road (1).

This is the second time within a month that direct action protesters have disrupted work. Last month protesters occupied a crane on the Terminal Five Site for almost a week.

John Stewart, Chair of the anti-noise group HACAN ClearSkies, “Once again I’m sure that many local people will support the direct action. When the protesters climbed the crane last month we got lots of letters and phone calls from people wishing them well.”

Stewart added, “People are angry and bitter. They feel that they have been let down and lied to by the authorities. They were told that there would be no further expansion after Terminal Four. Then they were led to believe that Terminal Five would be the last major development at Heathrow. Now they are faced with the prospect of a 3rd runway. Many believe that direct action is the only thing that will make the authorities sit up and take notice.”

Notes for Editors

  1. The road carries vehicles over Stanwell New Road. It is just south of the roundabout that connects Stanwell New Road with Bath Road.

For more information contact John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957 385650.