Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

A male protester with his face painted stands in front of uniformed officers who have formed a rank to prevent the group from moving any closer. Sipson Field, Heathrow. 19th August 2007. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Climate Camp 2007 Sipson Field, Third Runway. Heathrow, London. 19th August 2007.

By Published Last Edited 2007-08-19 00:00:00

Climate Camp 2007 protesters gather in a field just north of Heathrow Airport to protest at the second Climate Camp.

They assemble with the support of local residents who are bitterly opposed to the building of a third runway by the British Airports Authority.

On Sunday, 19th August 2007, the climate camp send out decoy protests while reserving a large climate protest ready to carry out the main action.

The group exit the camp and march out across a bean field toward BAA (British Airports Authority) headquarters in order to blockade the authority and bring national attention to the environment and climate debate.

After an hour of confrontations with police dressed in riot armour, they successfully carry out the protest at BAAs HQ.

Sipson Field, Heathrow. 19th August 2007.

A man (right) helps another protester on the outskirts of the camp after he is injured by a mounted police officer. The group begin to move out of the camp and on toward BAA HQ where they plan to blockade the authority.

A man (right) helps another protester on the outskirts of the camp after he is injured by a mounted police officer. The group begin to move out of the camp and on toward BAA HQ where they plan to blockade the authority.

The group move through a bean field in single file at the southern perimeter of the camp and walk slowly toward waiting lines of police dressed in riot armour.

The group move through a bean field in single file at the southern perimeter of the camp and walk slowly toward waiting lines of police dressed in riot armour.

As the protesters near BAA HQ, police deploy mounted officers and begin charging at the group. This man is injured after being charged down by an officer on horseback.

As the protesters near BAA HQ, police deploy mounted officers and begin charging at the group. This man is injured after being charged down by an officer on horseback.

Two protesters are cornered at the southern end of Sipson Field after they attempt to break away from a police kettle. A police kettle is a ring of officers which surround a protest in order to prevent it moving.

Two protesters are cornered at the southern end of Sipson Field after they attempt to break away from a police kettle. A police kettle is a ring of officers which surround a protest in order to prevent it moving.

A male protester is dragged away by a police officer in riot armour after protesters scale a wall close to BAA HQ. The officers are trying to prevent the group from reaching BAA HQ and have difficulty in catching everyone.

A male protester is dragged away by a police officer in riot armour after protesters scale a wall close to BAA HQ. The officers are trying to prevent the group from reaching BAA HQ and have difficulty in catching everyone.

The protesters successfully find their way onto BAA property but some are injured and need treatment from camp first-aiders.

The protesters successfully find their way onto BAA property but some are injured and need treatment from camp first-aiders.

Climate Camp protesters successfully blockade the headquarters of the British Airports Authority.

Climate Camp protesters successfully blockade the headquarters of the British Airports Authority.

Police unsuccessfully try to separate them.

Police unsuccessfully try to separate them.