Support the #Heathrow13, Join Demo – Stop Airport Expansion

By Rumana Hashem

On Wednesday, 24 February 2016, the #Heathrow13 will return to court for final sentencing. The brave 13 activists, known as #Heathrow13, were found guilty of aggravated trespass and entering the security restricted area of London Heathrow Airport’s (LHR) north runway in protest of plans to build a third runway. All 13 have been told by District Judge Deborah Wright that they “should all come expecting custodial sentences” because they disobeyed security restrictions of Heathrow Airport to save the greens, environment and their very own planet.

Those 13 climate protesters are facing prison to silence protest against new runways which would wreck Government policy to protect us from catastrophic climate change.  Activists of the Plane Stupid stated that they will continue to support #Heathrow13 and that they are determined to oppose and stop airport expansion. They are holding a demo OUTSIDE the court from 9am SHARP tomorrow – together with Heathrow residents and others. In support of the brave #Heathrow13, they will be rallying outside the court and will say that:

  • Climate justice is the only appropriate form of justice here
  • Prison time for protecting the climate is a massive #Redline
  • We need to Stop Aviation Expansion & Stop Co2lonialism!

Phulbari Solidarity Group stands in solidarity with the Plane Stupid activists, and strongly oppose the final sentencing of #Heathrow13 . In support of the #Heathrow13 we signed the petition to Stop Airport Expansion.   We ask everyone to sign and share the petition against aviation expansion  https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/support-the-heathrow-13-and-stop-the-new-runway-1

The PSG also calls upon everyone to come and join Plane Stupid’s demo: #Heathrow13 – FINAL SENTENCING which will be held between 9am to 12 noon, at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, London.

The full address for the court is:
Willesden Magistrates’ Court
448 High Road
London
NW10 2DZ
Nearest tube: Neasden OR Dollis Hill (Jubilee Line)

The demo will start at 9am, and the sentencing hearing will start at 10am. Outcome of sentencing is expected around 12noon. Those who could not make it physically can express solidarity on social media – on Facebook event page  and on Twitter @PlaneStupid #Heathrow13

Read further news about the #Heathrow13:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/11/prison-sentences-for-heathrow-13-activists-would-threaten-our-right-to-protest

https://newint.org/blog/2016/01/26/mass-civil-obedience-is-killing-us/

http://newint.org/blog/2016/01/12/stop-aviation-stop-co2lonialism/

http://newint.org/blog/2015/08/20/heathrow-expansion-protest/http://www.planestupid.com/

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