April 18, 2019 / 3:39 PM / a month ago

Climate-change protesters to target Heathrow Airport - report

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners will hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, the Press Association, a news agency, reported on Thursday, quoting a spokesman for the group.

Extinction Rebellion has escalated its protests in recent weeks, blocking locations in central London and staging a semi-nude protest in parliament. At least 420 people have been arrested so far this week.

A spokeswoman for Heathrow said the airport was working with authorities to address any threat of protests which could disrupt the airport.

Extinction Rebellion sent a message to media titled “Statement on the Extinction Rebellion Heathrow Action Tomorrow” but the body of the message did not provide any details. (Reporting by David Milliken Writing by William Schomberg)

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