Extinction Rebellion hold protest over airport expansion plans

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 June 2019

Extinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Extinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Protesters held a demonstration in Nailsea to voice their objections to Bristol Airport's expansion plans.

Extinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONExtinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Nailsea, along with campaigners from Clevedon and Congresbury, waved banners outside Nailsea Library to raise awareness of their plight.

More: Bristol Airport plans to increase size of terminal and double passenger numbers.

Extinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONExtinction Rebellion holding protest about Bristol Airport expansion at Nailsea Library. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

XR Nailsea is opposed to the expansion plans which would lead to 12 million passengers using the airport each year.

The airport's expansion plans include a bigger terminal, more car parking and better links to the motorways.

Dawn McGhee from Nailsea XR, said: "Like Parliament, North Somerset Council has declared a climate emergency.

"North Somerset now has to act as if it believes it and come to grips with the fact there should be no airport expansions anywhere.

"Instead, it should be concentrating on making our current airport and the surrounding infrastructure sustainable."

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