Heathrow owners win climate-camp injunction
Last week in Daily Grist, we reported that BAA, the company that owns Heathrow Airport, had requested an injunction against protesters planning a weeklong Camp for Climate Action in mid-August. The original request was so badly worded that it sounded like 5 million people would be kept away from the airport, but a judge granted a narrower version today.
The judge, while citing the risk that “a terrorist group may use the disruption caused by the protesters to perpetrate a terrorist act,” said peaceful protest is AOK, and organizers of the climate camp say it will go on as planned. So did BAA “win,” as all the headlines are screaming? Or did it just waste a bunch of time?