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Extinction Rebellion protesters target Bristol Airport after expansion approved Bath City News

Young environmental activists carry out a ‘die-in’ in the departure terminal at Bristol Airport today in protest at the recent approval of the airport expansion.

Around 30 Extinction Rebellion Youth Bristol (XRYB) activists entered the gate lounge and staged a lying down protest.

Activists are draped in white sheets alongside others dressed in hazmat suits with respirators. The “die-in” is an attempt to show the deaths caused by the additional emissions resulting from the expansion.

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XRYB activist Tom, 17, said: “Bristol Airport lied to us – they claim it will be net zero airport by 2030, but the truth is that the most important factor, actual thefts, are not included. They also claimed to listen to local opinion but ignore the 83% of North Somerset residents who oppose the expansion.”

It comes as campaigners have appointed a legal expert to assess their grounds of appeal against the decision to allow the expansion of Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) has instructed its legal team to develop potential grounds for appeal against the decision and assess the chances of success should it decide to apply to the High Court for a “statutory review”.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-05 12:43:10

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