Parliament Roof Protestors Bailed

Five activists who climbed on to the roof of Parliament on Wednesday to complain about expansion plans at Heathrow have been released on bail.

The three men and two women from the Plane Stupid group were arrested under the Serious and Organised Crime and Police Act and were bailed until April.

The activists launched their protest on the same day that the government's consultation into the Heathrow expansion plans ended. The protestors had claimed that the consultation was "fixed".

The protest ended shortly after Prime Minister's Questions began.

According to reports, the protestors used visitor passes to gain access to Parliament and visited the cafe before taking the lift to the roof.

During Prime Minister's Questions, Gordon Brown said: "Decisions in this country should be made in the Chamber of this House and not on the roof of this House".

Earlier this week, four Greenpeace activists breached security at Heathrow and climbed on top of a Boeing 777 jet and unfurled a similar banner. They were later arrested.


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