Protest against expansion of Bristol AirportDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures;20/07/2021; Weston-super-Mare, UK. Campaigners against the expansion of Bristol Airport including Extinction Rebellion's Red Rebel Brigade protest at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall on the first day of the planning appeal into the proposal to expand the airport. The protests include two activists who have climbed on the roof of the Town Hall and hung a banner and an effigy of Bristol Airport's CEO Dave Lees. North Somerset councillors rejected the expansion proposals in 2020 and now planning appeal has been launched by Bristol Airport. The expansion of Bristol Airport would allow an extra 23,800 flights a year to new destinations. Campaigners including Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) and Extinction Rebellion say that science shows airports should not be expanded due to the effects of climate change which are extreme and damaging for our planet, and for children. They also say for an airport expansion to be approved in the same year when the UK is hosting the COP26 climate summit would be a national and international disgrace. Photo credit: Simon Chapman/LNP.
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