Protestors stage 'die-in' at Heathrow against airport expansion

Protesters have taken to Heathrow to demonstrate against any airport expansion and additional runways in the UK.

Campaigning group Reclaim the Power, which organised the protest, says that plans for a new runway are "devastating for local air quality and for climate change."

Cyclists dressed in red stood in a line to mark "a red line - airport expansion is a line that must not be crossed to stop climate change".

Additionally, protesters staged a 'die in' inside the airport, where they lay on the floor as busy travelers moved around them.

A Heathrow spokesman said: "This is a very small minority of people protesting about aviation in general and attempting to disrupt ordinary people as they go about their day-to-day lives.

"Heathrow expansion is not a choice between delivering for the economy and protecting the environment - we can do both.

"Independent analysis by the Airports Commission has found that building and operating an additional runway at Heathrow is compatible with the UK meeting its long-term climate change reduction targets."