Police to XR plotters : You’re nicked!

Posted: September 12, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Legal, News

Police on the move

UPDATE: Police jamming drone signals at Heathrow airport

UPDATE 2: Bailed XR leader arrested again – at Heathrow


Drama at Billy’s Cafe. “There we were, innocently having a coffee with the press, as you do. Then next thing you know – out of the blue – we’re getting cuffed and hauled off by the law”…said nobody. Seems like a fair cop.

Heathrow Pause says two of its activists have been “pre-emptively” arrested before they started flying drones as part of a climate protest, reports Sky News.

Activists have been planning to fly drones at Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

Heathrow Pause released a statement which says: “Prospective drone pilots Roger Hallam and Mike Lynch-White have just been pre-emptively arrested and we caught it all on film.

“The pair were just concluding an interview with German news magazine der Spiegel at Billy’s Cafe in Bethnal Green when four police cars pulled up. Officers handcuffed the Pause activists, placed them in separate cars and drove them away.”

Mr Hallam is one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion. Heathrow Pause is understood to be a splinter group from XR.

Heathrow airport said it was determined to remain operational during potential disruption on Friday, which comes shortly after the BA pilot strike at the beginning of the week.


  1. Pat Swords says:


    The above is the Der Spiegel article from today on this subject, which if you are not a German speaker you can get a reasonable autotranslate in google translate or similar. Germany has a cultural problem of mass hysteria and day in day out Der Spiegel is whipping up this climate madness. Already a star reporter of Der Spiegel had to be fired and apologies issued, as he was writing material about small town USA, which was blatantly false. The small town inhabitants used autotranslate to read it and were shocked, but their complaints fell on dead ears for over a year.

    As to why it and similar reports from him wasn’t picked up? Well he was just feeding the prejudices of others in Der Spiegel. Make your mind up about the above, but it quickly lapses into “gilt Extinction Rebellion als größte Bewegung zivilen Ungehorsams in der britischen Geschichte”. Namely Extinction Rebellion serves as the largest movement of civil disobedience in British History. I’m Irish, but old enough to remember the considerable tensions of the miners strikes and there was more than a handful of miners. I also like history and what one learns from it, so I immediately thought of the below and that there must have been quite a few of them to be so successful on such a big issue, the below would seem to indicate that:


    Advocacy journalism which is also lazy and untruthful does grate. Speaking of history, all of Germany’s neighbours are wary of them as they know what happens when they start marching in step. However, the French are quite relaxed these days, but then they do have; (i) a nuclear powered aircraft carrier designed and built by themselves with fighter jets designed and built by themselves; (ii) a fleet of nuclear ballistic and attack submarines with nuclear missiles all designed and built by themselves; (ii) a battle hardened army and airforce. Plus when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun is low / night in Germany, the Germans need French electricity to keep the lights on. Interesting times isn’t it, this time the Germans seem to be attacking their own economy and not others.

  2. pochas94 says:

    Elizabeth Warren, a US Democrat running for President has announced that if elected she would “rebuild Germany.” Really? I thought. There’s trouble out there.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Spiegel shows a video of the grinning fool being carted away (Pat Swords’ link).

    ‘Ready to go to prison’ he says in their report. Nearly there matey 😎

  4. cognog2 says:

    Well done the Police; but some will be outraged. How dare they arrest people suspected of intent to break the law.

  5. oldbrew says:

    A spokesman for Heathrow Pause said it would “definitely be going ahead” with the planned protest.


    More overtime for the police.

  6. Gamecock says:

    In the U.S., conspiracy to commit a crime is a crime. In fact, conspiracy can be more serious than the actual crime. As U.S. law is generally derived from English law, I would expect similar in England.

  7. oldbrew says:

    ‘Why I’m using a drone to stop Heathrow flights’
    Victoria Derbyshire programme
    1 hour ago

    The Met Police has said it will “do everything in its power to stop and prevent any such criminal activity” and that the consequences of flying the drones are “potentially very severe”.


    What is the matter with these people?

  8. oldbrew says:

    Heathrow drone protest fails as activists marred by technical breakdowns before police make two arrests

    The Met Police told the Standard seven arrests were made on Thursday and two arrests were made on Friday morning.

    A live stream of the attempt at 3am on Friday showed the protesters fumbling in the dark with the drone as they realised a signal jammer was being used to stop the protest.

    One man can be heard saying: “There’s a jamming signal, so basically we don’t get a signal from the remote to the drone.”


    Unlucky Friday 13th for XR 😆

  9. Kip Hansen says:

    Well Done to the Brit law enforcement and anti-terrorist squads!

    Don’t think that the US authorities would have acted so sensibly.

  10. stpaulchuck says:

    Wow, so nice of the police to take a break from arresting people expressing opinions to arrest people actually trying to commit a crime. Amazing.

  11. oldbrew says:

    46 minutes ago – from The Evening Standard
    – – –
    This joker deserves whatever’s coming to him…and someone has lost their bail money.

    Eve. Std: Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam arrested again after trying to fly drone at Heathrow

    An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has been arrested for the second time in three days after trying to fly a drone near Heathrow Airport, the group said.

    Roger Hallam was detained on Saturday while attempting to disrupt flights at Britain’s busiest airport.

    The activist had already been arrested on Thursday during a pre-emptive wave of arrests ahead of the climate change action.

    He was bailed with conditions not to be within five miles of any airport or possess drone equipment, Extinction Rebellion said.
    . . .
    But Mr Hallam’s freedom was shortlived as footage appears to show him being dragged into a van by several police officers.

    – – –
    No drones or airports where he should be going next.

  12. Gamecock, conspiracy is a criminal offence in Australia. A few years ago there was a conspiracy to steal the diary of the speaker of the lower house of parliament (who was wiped out at the next election). A MP and minister Mal Brough was found by a judge to be involved,was forced to resign from the ministry and then not stand for election. However, he was not taken to court for the criminal offence of conspiracy.

  13. oldbrew says:

    Heathrow protester: ‘We urgently need to stop any economic expansion, any economic growth and we need to de-grow.’


    And the UK government sympathises with them? 🤔

  14. oldbrew says:

    Public nuisance charge…

    Extinction Rebellion Heathrow activist charged over drone plan
    6 hours ago
    Mr Hallam faces one charge of conspiring to cause a public nuisance between 1 August and 14 September.

    – – –
    How about breach of bail conditions?

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