AN Oxford school student was among the Extinction Rebellion activists who took part in a youth protest at Heathrow Airport today. 

Oscar Idle, 17, was one of a number of youngsters at a peaceful demonstration holding a banner which read “Are we the the last generation?” and appeared to break down live on television.

Oxford Mail: Oscar Idle (left) holds a climate banner. Picture: SWNSOscar Idle (left) holds a climate banner. Picture: SWNS

Many had anticipated the action would could chaos at the country's busiest airport but in fact the relatively small event was stopped from blocking a road by police. 

Last night, Extinction Rebellion's Oxford contingent said they did not support disrupting flights at Heathrow.

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But the Oxford Spires Academy pupil, who is also one of the Oxford Youth Strike 4 Climate organisers behind the recent 'school strikes', says he is there out of 'fear' for the planet's future. 


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He said: “To everyone reading about this, I’m here because I love you and fear for your future and my future.

“It’s that love and that fear that gives me courage.”

The group gained national attention for their stunt, which comes amid a week of travel chaos in the capital caused by Extinction Rebellion demonstrations over the climate crisis.

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Oscar added: "If it means I have to get arrested to make a change, that's what I'm ready to do."

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Becoming visibly upset, when interviewed by the London Evening Standard and Sky News, he continued: "I'm scared for my future, I'm scared for everyone's future.

"This is more of a symbolic protest to show the fear and love we have for this planet.

"I'm worried that we are going to be the last generation."