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Travel chaos as Heathrow protesters blockade tunnel leading to airport
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Travel chaos as Heathrow protesters blockade tunnel leading to airport

    Five people have been arrested after anti-airport expansion activists blockaded a tunnel leading to Heathrow. The protest, held on the day Parliament is due to debate airport expansion in the UK, has left long tailbacks to terminals 1,2 and 3. Campaign group Plane Stupid, which is fighting proposals for a new third runway at Heathrow, claimed responsibility. Three members of the group parked a van bearing David Cameron's election promise "No Ifs, No Buts: No Third Runway" across both lanes of the entrance tunnel. In a press release posted on the group's website, Plane Stupid spokeswoman Cameron Kaye said: "Airport expansion would wreck the legally binding Climate Change Act, risking wiping out 55 per cent of species this century and displacing 75 million more people from t...