Scotland Yard has warned environmental protesters will face a “robust response” if they target Heathrow Airport, ruining families’ Easter holiday breaks.
Climate protests continued in London for a fourth day, with activists threatening to escalate their tactics if their demands are not met.
Environmental activists plan to expand their protest to Heathrow as hundreds of thousands of passengers fly out from the airport over the Easter weekend.
Heathrow Airport has said it is “working with the authorities” to deal with the threat of protests which could disrupt flights over the Easter weekend.
A father who joined three generations of his family at a climate change protest has emphasised it is a “multi-generational issue”, adding that disruption in London “can wake us up” to it.
Some travellers affected by the disruption caused to public transport by climate protesters in London have condemned the demonstrations as “seriously flawed”.
Police said 29 people were arrested after climate change protesters occupied Edinburgh’s North Bridge, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Environmental protesters have occupied a bridge in Edinburgh as part of nationwide demonstrations demanding action to tackle climate change.
Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg says time is running out to halt climate change and she is urging European politicians “to panic”.
Finland’s centre-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the country’s largest party by a narrow margin.
Environmental protesters have blocked roads in some of the busiest parts of central London as they called for the Government to declare a climate emergency. Campaign group Extinction Rebellion called for the peaceful demonstrations, which were focused on locations including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square.