Protestor Climbs Onto Plane as Over 1,000 Extinction Rebellion Activists Arrested Across London

Source: Desmog UK


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By Natalie Sauer and Chloe Farand for Climate Home News

Paralympics medalist James Brown climbed on top of a British Airways plane at London City Airport, in a protest aimed at the site’s £480m expansion plans.

The action was part of an Extinction Rebellion protest which targeted the airport on Thursday. Over 1,000 activists have reportedly been arrested since the start of two weeks of action on Monday, with 50 arrests made at London City Airport.

Brown, who is vision impaired and won bronze in cycling at the London 2012 games, was videoed by Extinction Rebellion climbing from the boarding steps while aircraft attendants looked on. It was unclear whether he had glued himself to the aircraft.