Eco-activists blocked Berlin airport for over an hour — RT World News

Some people from the environmental group ‘Last Generation’ stormed the runway and were glued to the runway

At least 13 flights had to be diverted from Berlin Brandenburg airport on Thursday after several environmental activists stormed the runway and glued their eyes to the runway to protest against greenhouse gas emissions.

The environmental group “Last Generation” later claimed responsibility for the brazen act and explained that it was an attempt to convince the public to stop air travel and to force the government to stop subsidizing air travel. It is this group that has been responsible for the recent attacks on priceless paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.

“In an area of ​​the airport that is not open to the public, we encountered a number of people who had previously had unauthorized access and some were glued (to the runway)” Berlin police announced on Twitter after the activists were detained and removed from the facility and the airport was able to reopen after nearly two hours of shutdown.

An airport spokesman said the group of activists, including a 70-year-old man, were able to break into the runway from two points to the north and south. He could not say exactly how many flights were affected by the incident, but the airport operator said at least 13 flights had to be diverted to nearby airports.

Last Generation has sparked a number of protests in the German capital in recent weeks, while also blocking public roads and intersections. German Transport Minister Volker Wissing has noted that the previous Generation protests have become “increasingly immoral,” and affirms that such behavior cannot be tolerated by society.

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