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UK News Activists to begin ‘Hong Kong-style’ occupation of London City Airport

00:20  10 october  2019
00:20  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Extinction Rebellion activists vow to shut down London City Airport as protests continue

  Extinction Rebellion activists vow to shut down London City Airport as protests continue Extinction Rebellion protesters have vowed to shut down City Airport for three days, as environmental demonstrations continue in central London. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Activists say they will stage a “Hong Kong style” occupation of the terminal building from tomorrow, lying, sitting or gluing themselves in front of the departure and arrival gates at the east London airport.If they do not make it into the terminal, they plan to blockade it from the outside, in protest against the climate impact of flying and the UK government’s ongoing support of airport expansion.

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Extinction Rebellion said its " Hong Kong style " occupation of London City Airport will start on Thursday at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) and run through Saturday The small city hub says on its website that it has begun a £480-million development project designed to quadruple the size of its only terminal.

a group of people sitting posing for the camera: A pair of protesters who have glued themselves to each other and the road, on Birdcage Walk, outside the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London. © Jonathan Brady A pair of protesters who have glued themselves to each other and the road, on Birdcage Walk, outside the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London.

Extinction Rebellion activists are to begin their three-day “Hong Kong-style” occupation of London City Airport.

The protest group says its members intend to “peacefully occupy and shut down” the airport’s terminal building from 9am on Thursday.

Activists say they will achieve this by lying, sitting or gluing themselves in front of the departure and arrival gates at the east London airport.

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However, London City Airport have said that they are in talks with police and will impose security measures, including requiring Adding: "In the biggest mass participation action of the International Rebellion, the Fly Today, No Tomorrow action will involve a ‘ Hong Kong style ’ occupation of the

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 plan is to do a “ Hong Kong - style occupation ”, which saw one of Asia’s busiest hubs paralysed

If they do not make it into the building, they plan to occupy the airport’s access road and DLR station.

a close up of a sign: Extinction Rebellion aims to shut down London City Airport for three days (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Extinction Rebellion aims to shut down London City Airport for three days (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The latest protest is against the climate impact of flying and the Government’s ongoing support of airport expansion.

Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Rupert Read said: “By non-violently shutting down this airport, in homage to the style of the Hong Kong democracy protesters, we are demonstrating the utter frailty of the transport systems that countries such as ours, unwisely, have come to depend upon.”

The group said hundreds of people have already signed up to take part in the protest, which will seem them “non-violently use their bodies” to close the airport.

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Over the next fortnight protesters will also target London City Airport , which they will attempt to hold for Organisers said they want to stage a " Hong Kong style " occupation of the terminal building by lying 'A DISGRACE'. Yesterday, climate change activists glued themselves to the Department of

XR activists were beginning to prepare for their next phase of action, a sit-in protest at London City airport planned to last at least three days. In a statement circulated through social media, the group said: “The plan is to do a Hong Kong - style occupation of the terminal building, lying, sitting or

It said those taking part are willing to risk being arrested to achieve their aim.

Susan Pettitt et al. in uniform: An Extinction Rebellion protester on a wooden structure on Birdcage Walk, Westminster (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Provided by The Press Association An Extinction Rebellion protester on a wooden structure on Birdcage Walk, Westminster (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Hundreds of police officers are being drafted in from across England and Wales to help the Metropolitan Police with the protests, which are now in their third day.

Activists have been camped on rounds around Parliament Square and Whitehall since Monday calling for urgent action on climate change and wildlife.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that 800 people had been arrested since Monday, with another 220 detained on Wednesday.

Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said there are plans in place to intervene and “deal proactively” with anyone who has the intention of shutting down the airport.

A London City Airport spokesman said they were working with the Met Police to prepare for the protests and all passengers would be required to show their boarding pass to access the terminal.

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