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Aer Lingus flight grounded by climate protester

Aer Lingus flight grounded by climate protester”

AN Extinction Rebellion protester managed to ground a flight from London City Airport today - to the fury of the passengers on board.

"We can't carry on with life, with business as usual", she said.

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

He said the plane then taxied back to the gate, where police escorted the protester off the plane.

There was a heavy police presence at London City airport as Extinction Rebellion protesters arrived via DLR for their attempt to occupy the site.

Those arriving for flights were redirected to a second terminal entrance by security workers and were not allowed to enter the building without showing their boarding cards first.

Extinction Rebellion, a year-old group supported by climate poster child Greta Thunberg, wants governments to adopt policies to cut harmful emissions to a net level of zero by 2025.

"Climate change is a global challenge and we are committed to building a more sustainable future for the aviation industry, ensuring that we are playing in the United Kingdom 2050 carbon objectives, "he said".

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The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined climate protesters in London, after his son urged the demonstrators to pack up their "hemp-smelling" tents and leave.

The flight attendant repeatedly asks him to sit before he begins to speak about the issue of climate change.

Speaking to a substantial crowd at the demonstration in Trafalgar Square, he said: "I think what they are doing is extremely important".

"I regard it as a tremendous compliment to be called an uncooperative crusty, that was a remark made in humour".

The group plans to "close" London City Airport, in the city's east, inspired by protests at Hong Kong International Airport in August that led to hundreds of flights being cancelled and thousands of travellers interrupted.

When he's told once more to sit down, he replies: "I wish I could".

"I don't think many of them are breaking the law".



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