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Climate activists break into Berlin airport, stick to ground near runway – National

German authorities were reviewing security measures at Berlin’s airport on Friday after six climate activists broke into the premises and temporarily disrupted flights.

German news agency dpa quoted a spokesman at Berlin Brandenburg Airport saying Thursday’s incident is being investigated to determine what further action may be required.

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Police said four demonstrators stuck themselves to the ground near the runway while two others cycled across the runway. The Last Generation Uprising, a group that has staged numerous roadblocks and other stunts to underscore the need for action on climate change, has claimed responsibility.

The group said it wanted to focus on the issue of fossil fuel subsidies such as jet fuel. This allows a minority of the world’s population to fly, while the majority suffer the consequences of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

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Activists reportedly notified police of their plans before entering the airport grounds.


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The protests were widely criticized on a non-political basis by German parliamentarians, but left-wing party co-leader Martin Schildevan said activists were “political, given the climate catastrophe.” I put my finger on the wound of inaction,” he said.

Five men and a woman aged between 20 and 32 were detained, police said. Five have been released and six remain in custody. All six aircraft are under investigation for suspected dangerous air traffic, property damage and trespassing.

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Airport officials said 15 planes had to be diverted to nearby airports and five delayed departures. About 750 passengers were affected by the disruption.

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Earlier this month, hundreds of climate change protesters blocked the departure of a private jet from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

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Climate activists break into Berlin airport, stick to ground near runway – National

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