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Climate change protester climbs on top of plane at London airport

Extinction Rebellion London 39;We didn’t know we were eco-warriors but we trod lightly on the Earth... Extinction Rebellion would definitely have approved of us' Credit DT News
Deanna Wagner | 11 October, 2019, 02:26

Extinction Rebellion identified the activist as a former Paralympic cyclist.

Stanley Johnson said: "I wear that badge with pride".

A partially blind climate activist was busted Thursday afternoon at a London airport for clambering atop a British Airways plane, the Evening Standard reported.

It was just one of many acts of protest Thursday at the airport, where dozens of activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement had planted themselves at an entrance, according to The Guardian.

Extinction Rebellion is spearheading a two-week global action that kicked off Monday with partial shutdowns of traffic in cities around the world.

London police dragged away dozens of chanting and singing climate protesters on Thursday who tried to "occupy" an worldwide airport serving the British capital's global financial hub.

However, despite the scene on board the flight and scores of activists blocking the way for passengers at the airport's main entrance, staff clime flights are operating as normal. Her video stream ended after about 22 minutes when police told her she was under arrest on suspicion of aiding and abetting the endangerment of an aircraft - apparently for helping the man get a ticket - and public nuisance.

"What we're trying to show today by disrupting business as usual is that it simulates what's coming".

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"A number of protesters remain outside the front of the airport terminal and we are working hard with the Metropolitan Police to minimise disruption to passengers".

BBC Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt, who was on the flight, tweeted to say that a "smartly dressed man in late middle age" stood up to deliver a lecture on climate change in the aisle, and politely declined to take his seat when asked to by cabin crew.

A spokesman for the airport said: "We can confirm that a number of protesters have arrived at London City Airport".

"As of 9.15am, there have been over 60 flights which have either arrived or departed".

Hundreds of police officers from across England and Wales have been drafted into London to deal with a fourth day of climate change protests.

In Westminster, tents and protesters have been cleared from the roads leading to Parliament Square.

"I was arrested on a peaceful protest and have been released without conditions while the police decide what to do".