Video: Campaigners stage silent protest against London City Airport expansion

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

Climate change campaigners protest against London City Airports planned expansion. - Credit: Archant

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.”


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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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