Extinction Rebellion stages youth protest at Heathrow airport
Activists born after 1990 gather at key roundabout to highlight dangers of climate change
Youth activists have taken the Extinction Rebellion protests to Heathrow on the fifth day of action, demonstrating beside the main roundabout on the road to the airport.
The activists, all born after 1990, unfurled a banner asking: “Are we the the last generation?” as dozens of police prevented them from blocking the road.
The protesters said they were risking arrest to highlight the dangers of climate change. “To everyone reading about this, I’m here because I love you and fear for your future and my future. It’s that life and that fear that gives me courage,” said Oscar Idoe, 17, from Bristol.