Chaos for Travellers as Extinction Rebellion Protestors Occupy London City Airport, Block Terminals

Rallies began at 9:00 GMT on Thursday, with protestors sitting in front of the terminal’s main entrance and some being forcefully removed from the airport’s foyer.

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Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors have caused headaches for travellers and staff at London City Airport on Thursday as they launched a three-day occupation aimed at mirroring “Hong Kong-style” demonstrations abroad.

The London City Airport tweeted early on Thursday that it had confirmed “a number of protestors” had arrived at the airport and that they were working with the Met Police. LCA authorities were also implementing boarding pass checks at the terminal entrance “due to the threat of protestor activity”.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.