Extinction Rebellion activists attempt to shut down 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

And 83-year-old Phil Kingston was among those arrested as hundreds of people blocked the main entrance for passengers - the third time he has been arrested as part of Extinction Rebellion protests in the past week.

Earlier today another protester sparked fury on another flight by blocking the aisle of a plane - as furious passengers urged crew to remove the protestor.

FORMER Paralympic cyclist James Brown climbed onto the top of a British Airways jet as climate protestors staged a "Hong Kong" style' occupation of London City Airport.

"I managed to get on the roof", Brown said in a video he posted online.

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.

A series of environmental protests around Dublin city centre are under way as the Extinction Rebellion week of action continues.

"These protesters have shown they are determined to go where they can, when they can, occupy what they can and disrupt whoever they can, frankly", she said.

Claire said she had not made up her mind about whether she would allow herself to be arrested, but was later led away by police officers.

Aer Lingus said the passenger was removed "due to disruptive behaviour on board" and a full security check of the aircraft was completed prior to the flight departing.

In a separate incident, BBC Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt tweeted that his flight from London to Dublin had been grounded after a protester stood up to deliver a lecture on climate change just as it was to take off.

"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".

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

Hundreds of young people gathered on September 20 at Prague's Old Town Square and in many other Czech towns joining the global climate change protests launched by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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

London police reported making 800 arrests in the first three days of protests that included campaigners gluing themselves to the pavement and chaining themselves to cars.

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