LCY operating as normal as protesters arrested at airport

Climate protesters have appeared at London City Airport today, although the Met Police appear again to have the situation in hand. A man was arrested on a flight on the runway, as were a number of people outside the airport. The protesters are associated with the ongoing Extinction Rebellion protests in the capital this week.

DAC Laurence Taylor of the Metropolitan Police, commented: “Our policing plan is aimed at preventing criminal activity which poses a significant safety and security risk to the airport, and the thousands of passengers using it. We are determined to deal with protestors robustly but proportionately.

“Targeting an airport and inconveniencing travellers in this way is wholly unacceptable and irresponsible. The consequences of committing offences at airports are serious; individuals breaking the law are being, and will continue to be, arrested and prosecuted where appropriate.”

London City Airport said it is working closely with the police to ensure the safe operation of the airport, “which remains fully open and operational”.

“If you are flying from London City today, please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport,” it advised.

Flights appear to be operating much as normal.

*UPDATED 11/10/2019 09:00*

London City Airport is now clear of protesters, though passengers have been advised to check the status of their flight before travelling there. Police are still working with the airport to ensure safety and security at the capital's metropolitan terminal.

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