Berlin airport resumes runways after environment demonstration

Berlin airport reopens runways after climate protest

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An environment activist glues herself to a runway at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) throughout a demonstration, in Berlin, Germany November 24, 2022, in this still image acquired from a handout video. Courtesy of LETZTE GENERATION/Handout by means of Reuters

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport stated on Thursday flights were resuming with some hold-ups after it was previously required to close its runways as environment protesters got into the website and a few of them glued themselves to the tarmac.

The activists from the Last Generation ecological group contacted the general public to stop taking a trip by air and on the federal government to stop subsidising it.

“In an airport area that is not open to the public, we encountered several people who had previously gained unauthorised access and some glued themselves (to the tarmac),” Berlin cops stated on Twitter.

The demonstration, the most recent by environment activists in Germany, likewise prompted the federal government to broaden low-cost train travel deals.

“One affluent percent of the population is responsible for around half of flight-related greenhouse gas emissions,” Last Generation stated in a declaration, including that a 70 year-old male was amongst the activists in the airport.

A representative for the airport stated the activists had actually gone into the airport from 2 points in the north and south, and cops had actually apprehended them.

The representative might not state the number of flights were impacted.

Flight tracking site Flight Radar24 revealed some airplane that were initially heading to the airport altered their path.

Some 13 flights had actually been diverted to airports in the eastern state Saxony by 6 p.m. (1700 GMT), rbb broadcaster reported, pointing out Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, the business that runs the airports in Dresden and Leipzig.

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