Nine non-black Black Lives Matter protesters toast their ‘white privilege’ as they walk free from court

A group of middle-class protesters from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement hailed their ‘white privilege’ today as they got away with a slap on the wrist despite bringing an international airport to a standstill.

The group, eight of whom are white, chained themselves to the runway at London’s City Airport in a protest at what they called a ‘racist climate crisis’, causing chaos for thousands of air passengers.

All nine admitted obstructing a person engaged in a lawful activity when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court. Other charges were dropped.

  • B__2

    Shouldn’t they have been fined the amount of losses to the commercial operation of the airport? Their disruption held up the airport from 5:30AM to 11:30AM, causing 120 flights to be diverted, delayed or cancelled. If you were an airline, you would probably want to be recompensed for the disruption to your scheduled services – except that they would know this would lead to a vast outcry of the big bad corporation against the tiny protester and potentially lead to greater losses. Then there are the thousands of passengers inconvenienced, some of whom probably missed connecting flights or meetings, or other events. None of these people will ever be compensated for their lost time and disruption.

    The UK judiciary doesn’t seem to care about society and the individuals. In addition they have allowed the protesters to claim “White Privilege” instead of the “Judicial Activism” that it is.

    • I am as amazed at the judiciary as you.

      • Blind Druid

        Cat – I am not amazed — I am bloody confused. What the Hell is going on here? Help me — Please.

        • Clausewitz

          It’s easy, the US is no longer a nation of laws.

      • bargogx1

        That idiot judge rambled on about those leftist thugs like a starstruck groupie gushing over a boy band. What a fool. Bloody pathetic.

    • Brett_McS

      Could the airlines take them to civil court? Not that these people have any money.

      • B__2

        I believe they could and that the airlines would almost certainly win a large financial judgement against the nine lawbreakers. However, they would have to consider four issues: (a) they are unlikely to ever get back even a minuscule amount of the money the protester’s actions have cost the airlines as the protestors are unlikely to have significant assets, (b) the risk of creating ongoing retaliatory BLM disruptions to the airline’s operations everywhere, (c) the potential loss of goodwill (= customers) by seeming to hound well-meaning financially-poor protestors, and (d) the deterrent effect of large judgments against protestors to encourage them to protest elsewhere if they must insist on protesting.

        Because of (a), (b), and (c) it would be unlikely that the airlines would sue, and so it should have been the British judiciary to bring about the discouragement that (d) would have otherwise been. It turned out that the judiciary chose otherwise, and now the stage has been set for the next airport protest by any group heartened by the expectation that there is little fear of significant penalty.

  • bargogx1

    That had nothing to do with “white privilege”, that was 100% leftist privilege.

  • simus1

    Nothing can deflect DASC* members from SAVING THE WORLD.

    *(Drug Addled Shithead Collective)