Activist climbs on plane roof and lies down
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In Berlin, Paris and London, the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion continues its protests. In the British capital, the protest focuses on the airport – two activists went there particularly far.
ein Environmental Action Activist Extinction Rebellion climbed an aircraft at London's City Airport on Thursday. The man is apparently a former Paralympic athlete named James Brown. "I managed to climb the roof," the Briton said in a video he posted on the Internet. "This was about the climatic and ecological crisis. We protest against the government's inactivity. "
According to the information, the aircraft was a British Airways passenger aircraft. Finally, the man was removed from the roof of the aircraft by the security staff. A spokeswoman for British Airways said they are investigating the case.
Previously, several activists had climbed onto the roof of City Airport. It came to delays, but not to the failure of flights. Extinction Rebellion wants to paralyze City Airport for three days.
The airport, which is close to the city center, claims to work closely with the London police to "ensure passenger safety" and "minimize disruption". Photos show how activists are carried away.
An activist from Extinction Rebellion, according to the British newspaper Telegraph, was forced to leave a plane that was about to leave London City Airport after lecturing passengers about climate change. The man was elegantly dressed, the paper reports.
Traveling passengers would have asked him to cancel his speech and sit down for the plane to take off. But the man refused, continued talking and filmed himself.
In Paris, dozens of activists blocked the Rue de Rivoli thoroughfare, leading from Concorde Square to the Louvre and the town hall. "Free the cyclists locked in cars," chanted the climate activists in Paris. For the past two days, they had blocked traffic in the French capital near the Seine island of Ile de la Cité, on which stands the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Berlin activists disappointed by the government
In Berlin, Extinction Rebellion has shown disappointment on its fourth protest day in a row by the federal government. "Our demands were not met," said spokeswoman Annemarie Botzki on Thursday in Berlin. "And the government did not seek the conversation with us either. We are in a peaceful rebellion until the government implements the demands. "
Because of the protests and blockades, drivers in the capital had to be patient again on Thursday. About 200 people, as on the previous day, paralyzed the Marshal Bridge near the Federal Chancellery, police said. Meanwhile, the Jannowitz Bridge has been evacuated.
Extinction Rebellion (in German about: Rebellion against extinction) has announced for the entire week actions in the capital. On the Internet, the group postulates central demands: among other things, the activists demand that national governments immediately declare the climate emergency.
Since Monday, the Alliance's activists have been taking to the streets in several countries, with protests scheduled to last for about two weeks and affect a total of about 60 cities. In Berlin, supporters of the climate movement blocked, among other things, several spreader bridges.