Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

Japan Today | Sep 13, 2019 at 4:36 AM
  • Climate activists planned to fly toy drones around London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday in a controversial effort to shut down Europe’s busiest travel hub over the weekend.
  • The campaign by Heathrow Pause — an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion group backed by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg — had been set to kick off shortly before the international airport opened at 03:30 a.m.
  • It was expected to make exceptions should this only involve miniature drones flying close to the ground and away from runways or flight paths — the rules Heathrow Pause intends to keep.