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Group rides against Heathrow plan

Climate Rush campaigners
The group will walk to Totnes in Devon to gather support

Campaigners on horse-drawn carts have ridden to Heathrow in Edwardian costume to protest against airport expansion.

Anti-climate change group Climate Rush set off from Sipson, Middlesex, which will be demolished if a third runway is built at the west London airport.

Sipson resident Tracy Howard said: "I really will lose everything but I'm here to fight for it."

The group plans to make its way on foot to Totnes in Devon to gather support throughout September.

In January the government was given the go-ahead for a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow despite concerns about its environmental impact.

'Inspire people'

Campaigners rode along the airport's northern perimeter road on Friday holding banners bearing the words "justice" and "equity".

Climate Rush spokeswoman Tamsin Omond said: "We want to raise awareness about climate change and we want to inspire people to take action but in a peaceful way, like the suffragettes."

Last month the High Court ruled that campaigners can present their case against the expansion plan in court later this year.

The Department of Transport said it stands by the decision made in January.



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