They saved migrants from deportation. Now they face life in jail

London (CNN)Under cover of darkness, the activists use bolt croppers to cut through the airport’s perimeter fence, squeezing through the gap they’ve created and running across the open tarmac towards their target: a plane, readying for take-off. “Adrenaline was pumping, we were feeling very anxious,” May MacKeith, one of those on the tarmac on March 28, 2017, told CNN. “Once we cut through the fence, this amazing sense of clarity, direction and calm took over.” She remembers thinking that whatever the protesters were going through, “this is nothing in comparison to what people who are being snatched out of their beds in dawn raids.” Airport security personnel were seen on the video arriving within minutes, but the activists remained, lying …