By KIM VUGA
OCTOBER 9, 2019
Tomorrow Extinction Rebellion plan to shut down London City Airport for 3 days which will no doubt create havoc and security concerns at one of the busiest airports.
The following is a statement from Extinction Rebellion website
“We have reached a tipping point. We stand on the brink. If we continue with our death drive towards extinction, there will be no tomorrow. We are on course for 3-4°C of global heating, which scientists warn may lead to the collapse of civilisation as we know it. Millions of lives in the global south are already being ravaged by climate catastrophe, yet more than 82% of humans have never flown. And so, knowing that City Airport is planning a £2bn expansion, it is our moral responsibility to step up and peacefully intervene”.
“Mass peaceful civil disobedience is vital to force our government to act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We demand the Government Tell the Truth about the emergency, commit to a net zero Carbon UK by 2025, and empower a Citizen’s Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice to decide how we get there”.
“In the name of our children, grandchildren and the millions of innocent victims of climate catastrophe around the world, we will turn out in our hundreds and use our bodies alone to close the airport”.
They have even asked that anyone who has the financial means, to buy a one-way ticket from the airport tomorrow morning so that way they can break through police lines.
Extinction Rebellion plan to occupy the London airport terminal by “lying, sitting or glueing themselves in front of the departure or arrivals gates” protesting the proposed London airport’s expansion plan.
Extinction Rebellion even have their very own Legal Team that have produced a guide to being arrested, from how to prepare for arrest to what the consequences might be.
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