Climate protester lies on plane in disruption at London City airport

Extinction Rebellion London

Extinction Rebellion London

Extinction Rebellion led protests around the world as thousands of people took to the streets in NYC, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, and 55 other cities.

Paralympian James Brown climbed on top of a British Airways plane on the tarmac of London City Airport as part of ongoing Extinction Rebellion protests.

But during a speech in Northampton this morning Mr Corbyn said: 'To have any hope of keeping global temperature rises to a manageable level we need immediate and radical action.

It added: "Our community takes ownership and responsibility for its actions, but these actions are necessary to alert people to the climate and ecological emergency that we are facing".

The protest group said they were protesting plans to expand the airport, which aims to have 6.5 million passengers a year by 2022 compared to the 4.8 million in 2018.

A spokesman for London City Airport said as of 09:15 BST more than 60 flights which had either arrived or departed.

"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".

"I'm extremely sorry to disturb everybody here".

Aer Lingus said that a passenger was removed from the flight to Dublin due to "disruptive behavior on board".

The group said its members planned to "peacefully occupy and shut down" the airport's terminal building from 9am on Thursday by lying, sitting or gluing themselves in front of the departure and arrival gates at the east London airport.

Even before activists began their protest, security guards at the entrance to the airport were demanding to see boarding passes before allowing anyone access.

Two women had earlier been arrested as they arrived at the scene, a witness said.

The airport said it is "committed to building a more sustainable future for the airport and the aviation industry" and has said it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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