Protesters scaled the roof of Britain's parliament in a major security breach
on Wednesday and threatened further direct action against government plans to
expand London's Heathrow airport.
Environmental protesters from the "Plane Stupid" group scaled the Houses of
Parliament to mark the end of a public consultation period on a third runway and
sixth terminal at what is already the world's busiest international airport.
"NO THIRD RUNWAY," read one of the banners they unfurled and hung down the side
of the building.
The demonstration followed another serious breach on Monday when Greenpeace
activists penetrated Heathrow's own security to climb on an aircraft and wrap a
banner around its tail plane.
"This is all about no third runway," Plane Stupid spokesman Malcolm Carroll
said. "The direct action movement know we have got to take these protests to
another level to get ...