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UK NewsNow eco-anarchists say they'll fly toy drones over Heathrow next month to bring chaos and cancellations to Britain's busiest airport

14:40  29 august  2019
14:40  29 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Climate activists to fly drones at London Heathrow airport from September 13

Climate activists to fly drones at London Heathrow airport from September 13 Climate activists to fly drones at London Heathrow airport from September 13

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Climate change activists are set to bring chaos to passengers at London Heathrow next month by flying toy drones over the airport.

The Heathrow Pause group has claimed it will fly the drones from September 13 in a move that could cancel all flights at Europe's largest airport.

The activists, who are a splinter group of Extinction Rebellion supporters, said they would fly toy drones within the restricted zone but outside the flight paths.

Now eco-anarchists say they'll fly toy drones over Heathrow next month to bring chaos and cancellations to Britain's busiest airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited About 219,000 passengers use London Heathrow Airport on an average day (file picture) Now eco-anarchists say they'll fly toy drones over Heathrow next month to bring chaos and cancellations to Britain's busiest airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Flying a drone within 3.1 miles of an airport could result in a five-year jail sentence (file image)

Heathrow Pause said the action would force the airport to ground planes and put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce greenhouse gases.

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The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this month that the action is scheduled to last for a week – but activists warn that it could go on for even longer.

They plan to launch drones at 3am each day. More than 1.5 million people could be affected, with about 219,000 passengers using Heathrow on an average day.

The organisers include Left-wing academic Roger Hallam, a co-founder of XR, who helped plan the two weeks of chaos organised in London by the group in April.

Now eco-anarchists say they'll fly toy drones over Heathrow next month to bring chaos and cancellations to Britain's busiest airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The organisers include Left-wing academic Roger Hallam, a co-founder of XR, pictured in April

Heathrow Pause said it would fly drones at no higher than head level and give the airport one hour's advance notice.

Government advice for people flying drones

The Ministry of Defence and Military Aviation Authority have issued this advice for people flying drones:

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Environmental group plans to fly drones over Heathrow Environmental activists are planning to fly drones in Heathrow's airspace, potentially disrupting hundreds of flights later this month. © Getty Activists say they will fly drones starting 13 September A group called Heathrow Pause says the action is meant to ground flights and put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce carbon emissions. It says it is trying to highlight what they say is the incompatibility of Heathrow Airport's expansion with the government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

Britain ' s Gatwick Airport was shut down Wednesday and Thursday after drones were spotted The airport 's CEO said the drone deployment was targeted "to close the airport and bring "There are 110,000 passengers due to fly today and the vast majority will see cancellation and disruption," said

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Flying a drone within 3.1 miles of an airport carries a jail sentence of up to five years.

A Heathrow Pause spokesman said: 'This is a symbolic action, using a legal loophole and participants' self-sacrifice to draw attention to the most serious and urgent crisis humanity has ever faced.

'The government's inaction on climate change, and the looming catastrophe of airport expansion, gives us no choice, and compels us to act.'

Earlier this month, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'We are aware of reports of a protest planned at Heathrow. Anyone caught illegally using a drone within the proximity of an airport can expect to be dealt with in line with the law.'

A Heathrow spokesman added: 'We agree with the need to act on climate change.

'This is a global issue that requires constructive engagement and action. Committing criminal offences and disrupting passengers is counterproductive.

Police vow to 'do everything in their power' to stop climate change activists flying toy drones over Heathrow but admit protest aimed at causing chaos at the airport brings 'unique challenges'

Police vow to 'do everything in their power' to stop climate change activists flying toy drones over Heathrow but admit protest aimed at causing chaos at the airport brings 'unique challenges' A group calling themselves Heathrow Pause have broken away from militant activists Extinction Rebellion and say they are willing to go to jail over next month's action at the airport in London.

“ Chaos in the skies,” says the i. The Sun calls it: “The drone wolf” and the Guardian reports “Gatwick chaos sparks call for new controls on drones ”. The Telegraph cites a Whitehall source who suggests environmentalists could be responsible: “ Eco -warriors blamed for drone attack that crippled Gatwick”

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Now eco-anarchists say they'll fly toy drones over Heathrow next month to bring chaos and cancellations to Britain's busiest airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Hallam helped plan the two weeks of chaos organised in London by the XR group in April

'The act of flying drones within 5km (3.1 miles) of an airfield is illegal because it carries risk. We will be working closely with the Met Police and other authorities to manage and mitigate any impacts this may cause.'

A spokesman for the activists added: 'Our lives are in the Government's hands and if they are not doing anything to save this planet, we have to make them understand.'

A drone caused chaos when it was flown around London Gatwick Airport last December, with 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights affected by the action.

More than 1,150 people were arrested in April in a huge Extinction Rebellion protest in London that blocked off major routes and caused major disruption to travel.

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