‘This is a nationwide shutdown’: #BlackLivesMatter protesters branded an ‘utter disgrace’ as they block Heathrow and Birmingham airports

Protesters from the Black Lives Matter group brought transport routes to a standstill this morning by laying down on motorways, blocking the entrances to airports and stopping public transport.

Demonstrators who were chained together stood across the width of the approach road to Heathrow airport’s terminals one, two and three, causing long tailbacks and sparking fury among air passengers.