Berlin Airport Closed By Climate Activists
Glued To Runway
BY TYLER DURDEN
European climate cultists upped the ante in their increasingly deranged war on fossil fuels on Thursday, bringing flight operations at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to a complete standstill for an hour and a half.
A protester glued to the tarmac at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (Photo: Letzte Generation)
Reuters reports that activists from the Letzte Generation (Last Generation) group entered the airport from both the north and south ends, with some glueing themselves to the tarmac. According to the group, others rode bikes around the taxiways.
“The plane is not a means of transport for ordinary people,” tweeted the group. “Most people – around 80% – have never flown. One affluent percent of the population is responsible for about half of all flight-related emissions.”
Letzte Generation demanded that the public stop using airplanes to travel, and tweeted video of its members entering the airport through a hole cut in a chain-link fence:
+++ Flugverkehr am BER eingestellt +++
Das Flugzeug ist kein Verkehrsmittel für Normalbürger:innen. Die meisten Menschen – etwa 80% – sind noch nie geflogen.
Ein wohlhabendes Prozent der Bevölkerung verursacht allein etwa die Hälfte der flugbedingten Emissionen. pic.twitter.com/Avfg5tDeqw
— Letzte Generation (@AufstandLastGen) November 24, 2022
Police detained the trespassers, but not before they caused misery for an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 travelers to and from Berlin’s primary commercial airport. In addition to those stuck in the airport or on airplanes awaiting takeoff 15 flights to Berlin were diverted to Düsseldorf, Leipzig/Halle and Dresden.
The same group is behind many attention-seeking stunts across Europe in recent months, such as throwing food on famed works of art, disrupting a Hamburg orchestra concert by gluing themselves to the conductor’s podium, blocking road traffic, and vandalizing businesses and government buildings with orange paint.
Letzte Generation activists have covered Monet’s Les Meules in mash potato.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 23, 2022
Local authorities condemned the latest stunt:
Brandenburg Interior Minister Michael Stübgen (CDU) described the action as a “dangerous intervention in air traffic.” It was “a serious crime” that “in the worst case even endangers human life. There’s no justification for that.” He called the activists criminals. — German broadcaster RBB
Berlin police said protestors showed “they are ready to commit crimes and that the democratic framework is of no importance to this organization.”
At least one passenger stuck on an airplane maintained his sense of humor:
About to start my second hour sitting on a stationary plane. Berlin Airport closed due to eco-protesters cycling somewhere on the runways. Police can’t find them. Thankfully Ryanair have lavished us with free drinks and caviar to pass the time #BerlinAirport pic.twitter.com/I7igcumRvJ
— Neil Delaney (@neilpdelaney) November 24, 2022
(TLB) published this article from ZeroHedge as compiled and written by Tyler Durdem
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