London City Airport Protests Halt Flights

Protestors acting for the Black Lives Matter UK campaign, and alleging that climate change threatens the life of people in Sub-Saharan Africa, have prompted a shut-down of London City Airport when they carried out protests on the airport’s runway.

The reasoning behind their protests is a bit vague, though it seems to centre around making a correlation between air travel and climate change and their claim that environmental inequality is inherently racist.

Police are investigating how protestors managed to access the airside section of the airport, with some speculation that they might have used a boat.

London City Airport 2

For the time being, LCY-bound flights are being diverted, but the airport hopes to resume normal service as soon as possible. 

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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