Exactly 100 years ago the Suffragette Margery Humes chained herself to the very same statue. She was removed by force as the police deployed chain clippers.
The 2009 April 27th group are believed to be climate protesters from Climate Rush. The protest is designed to be a wake-up call for the British government. Climate Rush are protesting against the government’s decision to allow a new evolution of coal power plants to be built in Britain.
The Climate Rush website promises a ‘year of protest’ and ‘deeds not words’. It is believed that the group is coordinating a Eurovision themed flash mob to strike Heathrow T1 on Saturday the 16th of May.
Police have sealed off the area which is otherwise normally available to members of the public who have been through the standard security checks.
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What do you think? Is this a good way to raise the profile of climate issues? Or is the group simply discrediting other environmental pressure groups?
The historic statue was slightly damaged when, 100 years ago, the police removed Margery Humes by force. Do you think Climate Rush cares if the statue is damaged this time around?