June 26, 2008
Environmental Campaigners Admit Climbing on Plane at Airport
Five Greenpeace campaigners, including one from West Yorkshire, yesterday admitted to climbing on top of an aircraft at Heathrow Airport as part of a climate change protest.
The five volunteers for the environmental group pleaded guilty before Uxbridge magistrates to being in a restricted zone, boarding an aircraft and demonstrating in an airport.
The campaigners were arrested after they climbed on to a BA plane at Heathrow Airport on February 25 and hung a banner on its tail which said "Climate Emergency - No Third Runway".
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