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 …

‘Let Luton breathe’ protest in town centre

On Saturday 21st September, Extinction Rebellion and friends gathered outside Luton Town Hall to protest and hold a ‘die-in’ to bring attention to the high levels of air pollution in the town – and the INCREASED levels and direct link to LOSS OF LIFE from expanding the airport. Activists of all ages, including members of …

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 …

Card presentation to the council

This week we were able to present our giant card to the council executive, calling for a declaration of climate emergency. It has been signed by many of us at XR Luton, attendees at a recent Luton Council of Faiths meeting, and members of the public we talked to at our march on Friday. Hazel …