Extinction Rebellion are an environmental protest group which recently shut down the streets of London to the innocent public, now they are threatening to use drones in their attack against the UK’s busiest international airport, Heathrow.
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There are many ways to protest peacefully, but using drones to attack a busy international airport is neither peaceful nor constructive.
The use of drones in such an attack would pose a severe danger risk to manned aircraft and also to the general public flying in and out of this major airport in light aircraft and helicopters.
An assault on Heathrow will not cancel nor halt runway expansion plans nor reduce future flight volumes, the only victims of such an incident will be the innocent general public hoping to fly plus the reputation of drones and their operators.
“Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. “
The intended action of flying drones on the grounds of an international airport is tantamount to terrorism, an offence which for those charged could result in life imprisonment.
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