PICTURES: Protestors take to the streets against Bristol Airport

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Activists took to the streets of Weston earlier this week on the first day of the legal inquiry into the appeal launched by Bristol Airport.

On Tuesday morning, Bristol artist Luke Jerram’s famous artwork Gaia greeted councillors and inspectors as they entered the first morning of the hearing.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Onlookers had a chance to see this stunning replica of the Earth which has toured around the world and will now be displayed outside Weston Town Hall to signify the importance of the decision that will be made.

A flight to mass extinction massed die-in of species at risk of extinction also took place outside the Town Hall at 9.30am.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Today (Wednesday) a life-sized aeroplane and runway will appear on the beach by the Grand Pier. 


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A moving parade of penitents around town will later 'call attention to the sins of the airport'.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. Simon Holliday - Credit:  Simon Holliday

Tomorrow (Thursday) as the summer holidays begin, a noisy march through town will wake up the inspectors as they leave the Town Hall on the third day of the inquiry from 2-4pm

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All actions will be Covid-safe, with participants wearing appropriate PPE and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

The safety of everyone involved is of primary concern and there will be a designated Covid safety rep for each action to ensure that social distancing is adhered to.

Extinction Rebellion protest on Weston beach.

Extinction Rebellion protest on Weston beach. Simon Holliday - Credit: Simon Holliday

The hearing is due to last 10 weeks and can be watched online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q06DxPR_7B8

Extinction Rebellion protest in Weston.

Extinction Rebellion protest in Weston. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Extinction Rebellion protest outside of Weston Town Hall.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside of Weston Town Hall. - Credit: Simon Holliday

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. 

Extinction Rebellion protest outside Weston Town Hall. Simon Holliday - Credit: Simon Holliday

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