Arrests and ‘technical glitch’ ground Heathrow drone protest

Al Jazeera | Sep 13, 2019 at 12:07 PM
  • Climate change activists who planned to disrupt Heathrow airport with drone aircraft were frustrated early on Friday as the devices failed to fly and Europe’s largest airport continued to operate as usual.
  • The Heathrow Pause group aims to ground flights by illegally flying drones within five kilometres (three miles) of an airport, to put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Police arrested two men at the British airport on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance in relation to operations at the airport, and have established a dispersal zone around the airport for 48 hours.