Thousands of residents, politicians and environmentalists have pledged to
resist plans to extend Heathrow.
Organisers said 3,000 people attended a meeting at Methodist Central Hall in
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was among the speakers from all three major political
parties who voiced their opposition.
He said "no, no, no" to plans for a third runway and a sixth terminal. Earlier,
Greenpeace activists staged a protest at the airport.
Among proposals for the airport are a 2,200m third runway built north of
Heathrow by 2020, with a sixth terminal, which will require the destruction of
an entire village.
Critics have said more than 50 communities and towns will suffer increased
Mr Clegg asked the Westminster meeting: "Where is the box that simply says no,
"Illness, stress, congestion, climate change - how can the government ...