XR targets Luton airport expansion plans

Extinction Rebellion (XR) targeted Luton Airport over the weekend to protest against plans to expand the airport. The environmental protest movement unveiled banners within the terminal, and then occupied a roundabout on the approach road to the airport. The protest included activists from Luton alongside members of XR from the region, united in a call […]

Why we took action at the airport today

The three activists arrested at the offices of London Luton Airport Operations Ltd explained their actions with the following statement: Science tells us that greenhouse gases must be reduced immediately to prevent a climate catastrophe. Unchecked, runaway global heating will bring increased floods, extreme weather, wildfires, droughts, famine, and conflict over water and resources. Wildlife […]

Airport expansion is terminal, say Luton climate change activists

Press photos here. Activists in Luton carried out a series of protest actions at London Luton Airport on Friday 20th of September, highlighting the dangers of airport expansion at a time of climate crisis. Acting as part of Extinction Rebellion, activists gave out flyers and displayed banners in the main airport terminal. A further group […]

Town centre action

On Friday 19th of July, Luton marked the 100th anniversary of the Peace Day Riots. We marked the occasion by processing down George Street to call on the council to declare a climate emergency. This was XR Luton’s first action together. Around 40 people joined the action at its peak, as we stood outside the […]