• Short Summary

    LESS THAN FIFTY SUPPORTERS OF A CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE JET AIRCRAFT NOISE ATTEMPTED TO BLOCKADE LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT TODAY (SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH).

  • Description

    LESS THAN FIFTY SUPPORTERS OF A CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE JET AIRCRAFT NOISE ATTEMPTED TO BLOCKADE LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT TODAY (SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH). PREPARED FOR A MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAM AT THE ROUNDABOUT AND TUNNEL LEADING TO THE THREE GIANT PASSENGER TERMINALS, POLICE QUICKLY HAD THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, PLANNED BY A 57-YEAR-OLD PUBLISHER, MR. GORDON LANDSBOROUGH -- WHO WANTS THE AIRPORT CLOSED AT NIGHTS AND ON SUNDAYS -- DID NOT LIVE UP TO HIS EXPECTATIONS. STATING LAST WEEK THAT HE EXPECTED "THOUSANDS OF MOTORISTS TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE", AN ESTIMATE THIRTY TURNED UP.

    POLICE DIVERTED TRAFFIC INTO ANOTHER TUNNEL NORMALLY USED ONLY BY CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, AND THIS HELPED TO REDUCE DELAYS AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS USING THE AIRPORT TODAY FOR HOLIDAY FLIGHTS BACK HOME.

    MR. LANDSBOROUGH, WHO WAS WARNED OF POSSIBLE LEGAL ACTION IF HE PROCEEDED WITH THE DEMONSTRATION, CALLED ON HIS SUPPORTERS TO DO NOTHING ILLEGAL, NOT TO ENTER THE AIRPORT, AND TO OBEY POLICE.

    HE BELIEVES THAT PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE AIRPORT MUST GET THEIR FAIR SHARE OF PEACE AND QUIET. MR. LANDSBOROUGH HOPED THAT "A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION WOULD HELP PROMOTE THE CAMPAIGN."
    MORE THAN FIVE-HUNDRED AIRCRAFT USED HEATHROW AIRPORT TODAY -- ONE OF THE BUSIEST DAYS OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJOL5O1U38O7OHVLXZL7ZQNEG
    Media URN:
    VLVADJOL5O1U38O7OHVLXZL7ZQNEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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