Monday, 25 January 2016

My message of support to the Plane Stupid protestors

Earlier today, at Willesden Magistrates' Court in the London Borough of Brent, 13 protestors from the Plane Stupid activist group, which campaigns against airport expansion, were found guilty of 'aggravated trespass', despite using the defence of necessity.

I believe, however, that taking peaceful action against airport expansion and increasing aircraft emissions will be increasingly important for our own sake, and thus believe necessity is a valid defence here, given how pollution causes thousands of early deaths in Greater London alone and aviation's role in accelerating artificial climate change.

What is also important is that unnecessary expansions are curbed and that people are encouraged towards other forms of transport when possible.

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