DEMONSTRATORS decided to teach the Prime Minister a lesson last night (Thursday) by making a noise outside his house as punishment for the disturbance they suffer on a daily basis.
Around 350 people gathered opposite Downing Street from 5.30-7.30pm to express their anger at Gordon Brown's decision to back BAA's plan to build a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport.
The protest, organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change, included speakers such as John McDonnell MP, Susan Kramer MP, the Green MEP Jean Lambert, Anna Jones from Greenpeace, Linda McCutcheon, the Secretary of the No Third Runway Action Group (NoTRAG) and HACAN Chairman John Stewart.
It was the latest in a string of events aimed at showing the Government the strength of feeling against the need for expansion and the anger of those whose homes in Sipson stand to be destroyed.
Mr Stewart said: "The message of the demonstration was very clear. The fight against the third runway goes on. We are increasingly confident that the Brown Runway will never see the light of day."
BAA is thought to need at least 18 months or two years to finalise the plans for expansion. Protesters claim it will not be ready before the next General Election which needs to take place by June 2010.
They are pinning their hopes on Labour being ousted as both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have made it clear expansion of Heathrow would be scrapped under their leadership.