A show of solidarity

Campaigners to turn up at Magistrates Court to support direct action crane protestors

Campaigners against airport expansion are planning to turn up outside Uxbridge Magistrates Court (1) on Friday to support the protestors who climbed the crane on the Terminal 5 site last week. All 7 protestors will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court at 9.30 am on Friday 17th October charged with “Aggravated Trespass”.

On Monday 6th October the protestors climbed a crane on the site of Terminal 5. Four of them came down at the end of the day, but the remaining protestors stayed up until Saturday morning.

John Stewart, Chair of HACAN ClearSkies, said, “A number of our members will be outside the court on Friday to give the protestors support. Increasingly, many of our members feel that direct action may be the only way to stop the expansion of Heathrow. Time and again they were promised that Heathrow would not expand further. Each time they were let down. They feel angry, bitter and betrayed.”

Notes for Editors

  1. Uxbridge Magistrates Court is in the centre of Uxbridge, at the corner of the High St and Harefield Road.

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