Protestors block route into Heathrow

Seven people have been arrested after activists blocked a tunnel leading to Heathrow airport.

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Heathrow tunnel reopens after airport protest

A tunnel leading into Heathrow airport has reopened after it was blocked by protestors.

Activists from 'Rising Up!', opposed to a planned third runway at the airport, blocked the road using three cars. Three protestors were chained to one of the cars.

The drivers of two of the vehicles- both men - were arrested for obstructing a highway and taken into custody at a west London police station.

Heathrow officers worked with Heathrow Airport staff to remove two men and a woman locked to the third car, who were then arrested.

One man has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

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