today, by supergluing herself in front of the revolving door. The protest
was against government's failure to curb the growth in air travel, in
spite of the fact that it is the fastest growing source of CO2 emissions
from the United Kingdom.
The activist handed the following statement to members of the public and
“This is a peaceful act of civil disobedience. It is my intention to
disrupt the normal working of this airport because it is an environmental
hazard. In so doing, I am standing up for the poorest of the world's
people, and for future generations, who will bear the brunt of climate
chaos, caused by the affluent lifestyles and fossil fuel addiction of the
The planned threefold increase in air flights is environmental lunacy. If
runaway climate change is to be averted, global carbon emissions need to
peak this decade, and decline rapidly thereafter. There is no way that
this can be achieved without halting the explosion in air travel.
Leeds/Bradford Airport is planning to expand to 8million flights a year,
and if the public authorities refuse to curb this environmental menace,
then responsible local citizens must act.
I AM SUPERGLUED IN POSITION
PLEASE DO NOT HURT ME BY ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE ME!
I am not a terrorist.
The real terrorists are the people who are destroying the planet for profit"
Th activist was in place for about an hour before being removed by Police who, yet again, showed themselves eager to support criminal activity carried out by Big Business.