Climate Activists Thwarted in Planned Protest at Heathrow

VOA News | Sep 13, 2019 at 5:44 AM
  • London’s Heathrow Airport remained open Friday despite plans by climate-change activists to disrupt flights by flying drones close to the travel hub.
  • The activists, a group called Heathrow Pause, had planned to halt flights by flying drones within 5 kilometers of the airport.
  • It was the result of drone protests in December 2018 and January 2019 that grounded or diverted more than 1,000 flights at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, affecting tens of thousands of travelers.