Demonstration: Climate activists disrupt flight operations at Munich Airport

According to Munich Airport, one of the airport's two runways has been temporarily closed due to a climate protest.

Demonstration: Climate activists disrupt flight operations at Munich Airport

According to Munich Airport, one of the airport's two runways has been temporarily closed due to a climate protest. Flight operations are running again without restrictions. The northern runway was reopened a relatively short time after the closure, as an airport spokesman said. "They were removed very quickly by the federal police."

Also because the southern runway was in continuous operation, there were no cancellations of flights and only minor delays, it said. The activists were arrested.

According to an airport spokesman, activists have glued themselves to the runway north of the airport. The police went on a large-scale operation. According to the airport, the activists also tried to get onto the site on the south side of the airport, but were prevented from doing so by the police.

According to their own statements, the climate protection demonstrators also tried to disrupt operations at Berlin Airport. According to the federal police, the operation ended and demonstrators who were glued to the runway were released. Flight operations were not affected, said a spokeswoman for the Federal Police Headquarters in Berlin. "The mission is over." Two climate activists had previously gained access to the security area of ​​the airport and got onto the tarmac. They would have stuck there. Six other climate activists did not get to the airport site.

At the end of November, the group paralyzed the Berlin capital's BER airport for almost two hours. At that time, two groups, each consisting of several people, gained access to the airport premises. According to police, some of them were glued to the ground. The group itself said that some activists rode bicycles across the site. Berlin Airport had stopped operations on both runways.

The group "Last Generation" was responsible for the action. "We are always ready for constructive talks, just like yesterday with the Bavarian Minister of the Interior (Joachim Herrmann). But what we need in view of the impending climate hell are actions and not just empty words," said spokeswoman Aimée van Baalen.

The group, which recently also frequently blocked roads in Munich and Berlin, demands better climate protection from the federal government and demands, among other things, a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour on motorways and a 9-euro train ticket for the whole of Germany.

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