Extinction Rebellion plans to shut down London City airport this week


Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week.

The climate activists, who have been protesting in Central London, said they planned to occupy both the departure and arrivals hall of the airport with the aim of blocking security.

The plan is to do a “Hong Kong-style occupation”, which saw one of Asia’s busiest hubs paralysed for several days in August in ongoing protests around freedoms in the territory.

Starting on Thursday climate protesters plan to occupy the London City terminal building by “lying, sitting or glueing-on in front of the departure or arrivals gates” in protest at the London airport’s expansion plan.

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Source: The Independent