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See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...irlineindustry

and http://www.airpor****ch.org.uk/downl...n_June2008.pdf

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On Jun 13, 9:39*pm, "Richard J." wrote:
Jim Mason wrote:
In article c6de67e0-ab18-497d-a3e5-
,
says...
Police hold pensioners over Heathrow protest t-shirts


On Saturday 31st May, three pensioners were stopped, at the Heathrow
bus station as they made their way by bus to Hatton Cross for the
peaceful demonstration against the expansion of Heathrow.


Something doesn't ring true with this.


It does indeed sound very odd. *The demonstration march itself was routed,
with the full cooperation and support of the Met Police, around the Eastern
Perimeter Road from Hatton Cross, under planes landing on the northern
runway (27R), and out on to the A4. *The perimeter road is INSIDE the
airport boundary. The police actually closed the clockwise side of the road
to enable the march to proceed.

It's possible, I suppose, that the individual policemen in the central bus
station hadn't been briefed. *If so, a formal complaint should be made to
the Met about denying people an opportunity to take part in a legitimate
protest.

IIRC the fact that access to the airport is allowed only to people having
business (personal or otherwise) to be there has been true for decades. I
noticed signs on the exits from the new T5 platforms on the Piccadilly Line
that said as much. *I suspect that the local bye-laws are intended purely to
provide a clear legal basis to eject any suspicious characters, and that
there is an understanding that otherwise people will be allowed to come and
go as they please. *The understanding seems to have broken down in this
case.

Follow-ups set to eliminate irrelevant crossposting to Glasgow/Edinburgh
groups.

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Richard J.
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See:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...irlineindustry

and
http://www.airpor****ch.org.uk/downl...n_June2008.pdf

CJB

On Jun 13, 9:39 pm, "Richard J." wrote:
Jim Mason wrote:
In article c6de67e0-ab18-497d-a3e5-
,
says...
Police hold pensioners over Heathrow protest t-shirts


On Saturday 31st May, three pensioners were stopped, at the Heathrow
bus station as they made their way by bus to Hatton Cross for the
peaceful demonstration against the expansion of Heathrow.


Something doesn't ring true with this.


It does indeed sound very odd. The demonstration march itself was routed,
with the full cooperation and support of the Met Police, around the
Eastern
Perimeter Road from Hatton Cross, under planes landing on the northern
runway (27R), and out on to the A4. The perimeter road is INSIDE the
airport boundary. The police actually closed the clockwise side of the
road
to enable the march to proceed.

It's possible, I suppose, that the individual policemen in the central bus
station hadn't been briefed. If so, a formal complaint should be made to
the Met about denying people an opportunity to take part in a legitimate
protest.

IIRC the fact that access to the airport is allowed only to people having
business (personal or otherwise) to be there has been true for decades. I
noticed signs on the exits from the new T5 platforms on the Piccadilly
Line
that said as much. I suspect that the local bye-laws are intended purely
to
provide a clear legal basis to eject any suspicious characters, and that
there is an understanding that otherwise people will be allowed to come
and
go as they please. The understanding seems to have broken down in this
case.

Follow-ups set to eliminate irrelevant crossposting to Glasgow/Edinburgh
groups.

--
Richard J.
(to email me, swap 'uk' and 'yon' in address)


It's in a UK newspaper, it must be true!



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