Thanks to @Delta319 for bringing this up, as I had completely forgotten about this until he brought it up.
Heathrow pause is a climate change activist group who had attempted to shut down air traffic by grounding flights at London’s Heathrow airport by flying drones in the 5km exclusion zone to bring awareness to climate change. Their protest was an absolute failure for a technical and logistics standpoint, being met with an overwhelming police presence and electronic countermeasures that jammed the signals of the drones, as a result, there were no delays aside from normal operation at the airport. Many of the protesters were arrested and are now facing charges in the UK criminal court, with some of the charges carrying possible life sentences.
In my opinion, the actions of the police and the airport were a great counter to the dangerous activities committed by the protesters. I’m pretty sure we all know how dangerous debris can be to the engines of aircraft, which is why I think the court system should throw the book at these people. Already this year, we have seen people get away with dangerous actions against aircraft and their occupants (throwing rocks on an active taxiway) which is why I think making an example out of these people is a great idea. On another note, 2% of global emissions are caused by the aviation industry, with more fuel-efficient engines being developed with almost every single family of aircraft being produced these days. Companies know they need to reduce emissions and are taking steps to do so, with improvements in aerodynamics and propulsion, so this protest feels entirely moot and useless to me. If anything, in the eyes of many, they hurt their cause by attempting to endanger the lives & livelihoods of others.