German local weather activists from the “Final Technology” group broke into the Berlin Brandenburg Airport and glued themselves to the tarmac Thursday in a protest in opposition to emissions.
“Airplanes are not any technique of transport for frequent folks. 80% of individuals by no means ever went wherever by aircraft. Just one very rich p.c is answerable for about half of all emissions attributable to air visitors,” the group stated in a tweet.
Video footage hooked up to the tweet confirmed protesters breaking by a gap in a chain-link fence with bicycles, on their method to adhere themselves to the runway.
Six protesters broke into the airport, one group coming from the south and the opposite from the north. The activists had been apprehended and arrested by police, Brandenburg Airport spokesperson Jan-Peter Haack advised Insider.
5 males and one girl between the ages of 20 and 32 had been arrested, solely one in every of whom continues to be in custody. In all, 15 flights needed to be diverted to close by airports, and 5 different flights had been delayed, affecting 750 passengers, in accordance with The Related Press.
The airport blockade shouldn’t be the one current motion by Final Technology. The group beforehand threw mashed potatoes at a Monet portray in a Postdam gallery in October and blocked the street to the Brandenburg Airport on Nov. 18, in accordance with Insider.