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US News London City Airport prepares for climate change protest shutdown

10:25  10 october  2019
10:25  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin 'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of DublinMembers of the Extinction Rebellion group will set up roadblocks and a campsite from midday next Monday for what is being described as a week-long “festival of civil disobedience”.

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 Protestors are urged to block the airport by ‘lying, sitting or glueing-on in front of the departure or arrivals gates’.

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 shut down the heart of the capital until their demands for action on climate change are met. Those behind the protest have now admitted their

  London City Airport prepares for climate change protest shutdown © Getty

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London City Airport will block anyone from entering the terminal without a boarding pass today as it seeks to thwart the threat of a three-day Extinction Rebellion strike.

The City’s international travel hub also warned passengers to check the status of their flights with their airlines as climate change protesters vowed to shut down the site until Sunday.

  London City Airport prepares for climate change protest shutdown © AP Bosses are also working with the Metropolitan Police to identify protesters who have booked one-way tickets in order to gain access to the airport.

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London City is the fifth-biggest airport in London and is popular with business travellers, bankers and politicians on short-haul and regional flights. Some 18,000 passengers are due to fly on 286 scheduled flights on the day of the protest , according to Reuters. London City Airport is working with police as

A London City Airport spokesperson said: “We continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police to prepare for the threat of Extinction Rebellion protests . “ Climate change is a global challenge and we remain committed to building a more sustainable future for the airport and the aviation industry

Extinction Rebellion said it wants to launch a “Hong Kong-style” occupation of the airport and disrupt flights between today and Saturday.

They will target the DLR station as well as the arrivals and departures lounge.

“All passengers travelling for the remainder of this week will be required to show their boarding pass to access the terminal,” an airport spokesperson said.

“We’d like to thank passengers in advance for their patience, and recommend that they check the status of their flights with their airline, before travelling to the airport.”

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Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos

  Every force in England and Wales to help Met with climate demos Hundreds of police officers from every force in England and Wales will come to London to help the Met handle the Extinction Rebellion protests. The National Police Chiefs Council has confirmed to Sky News that 500 officers will join Scotland Yard from all 43 forces.Hundreds of officers - from forces including Devon and Cornwall, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire - have already arrived in the capital following the Yard's call for mutual aid assistance to with continued significant disruption from climate change protests in London.

Climate protesters — led by Extinction Rebellion — 'have LONDON : Climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion vowed Wednesday to "occupy and shut down " a London airport that connects to the Extinction Rebellion said its "Hong Kong style" occupation of London City Airport will start on

Over the next fortnight protesters will also target London City Airport , which they will attempt to hold for three days. Organisers said they want to stage I agree we have to deal with climate change , but this isn’t the way to get the message across. “I think it’s a disgrace the protesters have impacted this

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Extinction Rebellion warned it would seek to start the shutdown at 9am.

“This will be our biggest mass participation action during the rebellion and this nonviolent disruption will send shockwaves around the world and set a new global precedent for direct action,” the group said.

“We’re expecting hundreds, if not 1,000s, to participate.”

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Climate change protesters will try to occupy the departure and arrival lounge and block security.

If protesters cannot, they will “fall back” to target London City Airport’s DLR station and the road outside the airport.

“Wherever we land, we will construct our ’13th site’ – bringing food, water, tents and sleeping bags to make sure we can continue holding the airport and keeping it closed for a full 3 days,” they said.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway © Provided by City A.M. Ltd So far the Met has arrested 800 people in connection with Extinction Rebellion’s London protests.

Police have banned protesters from leaving Trafalgar Square, but thousands have targeted landmarks across London, blocking roads around Westminster and key bridges.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have built a pyramid in Oxford Circus - as activists who halted trains by climbing on them yesterday appear in court. Protesters blocked off the junction on the UK's busiest shopping street with banners before quickly erecting bamboo poles in a pyramid shape, with a tree branch hanging from the middle of it.Some of the protesters locked themselves to the structure to raise awareness of the climate emergency.Others attached themselves to each other with pipes as they lay on the ground around the pyramid with Extinction Rebellion flags on them.

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