Five arrested ahead of Heathrow drone protests

Five climate change activists have been “preemptively” arrested over plans to fly drones near Heathrow Airport.

The three men and two women, aged between their 20s and 50s, were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance, Scotland Yard said.

Heathrow Pause, a splinter group of the Extinction Rebellion movement, which is separate from it, has said it intends to fly drones in the 5km exclusion zone around the airport on Friday.

Would-be pilots Roger Hallam, a co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion group, and Mike Lynch-White were arrested in…
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