Airport protesters occupy crane
Eight protesters have occupied a crane on the construction site of Terminal Five at Heathrow Airport.
Airports operator BAA said the demonstrators got through the site perimeter at about 0730 BST on Monday.
It is believed they are protesting at plans to expand Heathrow - although it is not clear if they are part of any formal campaign group.
BAA said police are at the scene and are trying to talk to the protesters.
The crane is one of 22 on the Terminal Five project and staff who were working nearby have been redeployed to other parts of the site.
Building of the fifth terminal began earlier this year and BAA has since proposed a possible third runway and sixth terminal.
Residents' groups and environmentalists have been threatening to mount a campaign of direct action against any plans to expand airports in the south east.
The government is still considering a number of options about how to expand capacity of airports in the south east - including further development of Heathrow.
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Published: 2003/10/06 11:58:54 GMT
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