Black Lives Matters protesters have blocked the motorway route into Heathrow Airport after calls for a “nationwide shutdown”.Protesters unveiled a giant banner saying “This is a Crisis” before lying in the middle of the road on Friday morning causing traffic chaos.
Thousands of holidaymakers making their way to the airport are now facing traffic disruption. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said officers were at the scene and dealing with the incident. The Met later released a statement saying that “a number of people have been arrested” at the M4 slip road.
People have also been lying on the tracks of the Nottingham tram line and activists have also blocked a road near Birmingham Airport.
Black Lives Matter is an American social justice movement that started around three years ago in response to repeated police killings of black people.