Video: Campaigners stage silent protest against London City Airport expansion

16:39 23 July 2014

Climate change campaigners protest against London City Airport’s planned expansion.

Climate change campaigners protest against London City Airport’s planned expansion.


Protesters fighting against the proposed £200m expansion of London City Airport staged a silent protest in the main terminal.

The 15-strong group of residents and members of climate change campaign The Future strategically postioned themselves to gain maximum impact.

One by one the group drew The Future’s symbol of a thick circle around their right eyes before watching passengers and staff for half an hour.

Tamsin Omond: “The numbers weren’t as big as we’d have liked, but we were still able to make an impact.

“They closed a section of the airport of so people had to go past us so we really engaged with those around us, although we didn’t get the warmest of receptions from everyone.”

Plans to extend the airport to accommodate an extra 50,000 flights a year and double passenger numbers are currently being considered by Newham Council.

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