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UK News London City Airport braces for possible shutdown by climate protesters

02:30  10 october  2019
02:30  10 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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“ London City Airport has already reduced emissions by 30% over five years and we are committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as well as working with partners on initiatives that will significantly reduce overall emissions related to aviation.” Extinction Rebellion’s activities have already led to more

LONDONERS are braced for a second day of travel hell today after the climate change activists closed major roads and bridges on the first day of a fortnight of action. Over the next fortnight protesters will also target London City Airport , which they will attempt to hold for three days.

a sign over a metal fence: FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand by a cordon at the entrance to London City Airport, in London © Reuters/SIMON DAWSON FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand by a cordon at the entrance to London City Airport, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - London City Airport was braced for disruption on Thursday after climate-change protesters Extinction Rebellion vowed to occupy its terminal and shut down operations for three days as part of its action in the British capital.

London City is the capital's fifth-biggest - and most central - airport, popular with business travellers, bankers and politicians for short-haul and regional routes.

On Thursday, 18,000 passengers are due to arrive or depart from the airport, with 286 flights scheduled.

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Climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion vowed Wednesday to "occupy and shut down " a London airport that connects to the British capital's global financial hub. The year-old group is spearheading a two-week global campaign that kicked off Monday with partial shutdowns of traffic in

London City Airport will also be targeted, which they will attempt to hold for three days. The group plans to bring London to a standstill and are willing to Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of actionCredit

Extinction Rebellion, which has targeted government buildings over the last few days, said protesters would lie, sit or glue themselves to "nonviolently use their bodies to close the airport."

They 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, and which has said there could be demand for as many as 11 million a year by 2035.

"Air travel is an icon of our fragile 'just-in-time' economic system. That system will break, as Climate Chaos hits," group spokesman Rupert Read said in a statement.

"By non-violently shutting down this airport... we are demonstrating the utter frailty of the transport systems that countries such as ours, unwisely, have come to depend upon."

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.

Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week. Protestors are urged to block the airport by ‘lying, sitting or glueing-on in front of the departure or Extinction Rebellion protesters holding an opening ceremony at Marble Arch in London for their

Protesters are set to occupy London City Airport (above) from Thursday for three days. 'The climate change challenge is a matter for everyone, and we are committed to playing our part in ' London City Airport has already reduced emissions by 30% over five years and we are committed

London police have made hundreds of arrests as the protesters, labelled "unco-operative crusties" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, began two weeks of civil disobedience.

London City Airport said it was working with police to prepare for the protests.

"Our shared priority is the safe operation of the airport and to minimise disruption for passengers using the airport over the coming days," a spokesman said.

All passengers travelling for the rest of this week will have to show their boarding passes to access the terminal.

Extinction Rebellion said that if protesters do not make it into the airport itself, they will occupy the neighbouring Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station and access road to blockade it from the outside.

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

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

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