There have been 15 arrests during a planned protest near Heathrow Airport by environmental campaigners demonstrating against the expansion of the west London hub on Saturday (November 19).
Campaign group RiseUp! organised the rally after the government approved plans to build a third runway at the airport last month.
The 15 arrests were on suspicion of obstructing a public highway and for public order offences.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “A planned protest is ongoing at Heathrow Airport on Saturday.
“A proportionate policing plan is in place.
“There have been 15 arrests for obstructing the highway and public order offences.
"Officers remain at the scene.”
One of the protesters taking part in the demonstration, Genny Scherer, 70, said: “It's one or the other: new runways or a safe climate.
“I want my nephews and nieces to grow up in a safe climate, just like I was able to.”
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