Activists attempt to disrupt London City Airport

Disgraced Paralympian climbs on top of BA Cityflyer plane

Disgraced Paralympian James Brown used his disability to gain early boarding to the BA Cityflyer flight
Disgraced Paralympian James Brown used his disability to gain early boarding to the BA Cityflyer flight

Activists from the protest group “Extention Rebellion” have attempted to disrupt and attack London City Airport this afternoon creating fear and disruption amongst passengers.

Disgraced former Paralympian James Brown, who was banned for two years for doping violations, purchased a ticket for a flight and after using his disability to gain priority boarding, climbed out on to the fuselage of a British Airways Cityflyer Embraer, one of the greenest aircraft in the skies.

One woman was recording Brown and streaming it live to Facebook. In the video, she says that she had planned to “carry out an action” herself but decided not to.

BA Cityflyer Embraer E-Jet E190 G-LCYR at London City Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
London City Airport is one of the most environmentally friendly airports in the UK with an ultra-modern fleet of efficient regional jets using the airport daily. The airport says it is committed to on-going sustainable operation and development of the airport

Brown was eventually removed from the aircraft and arrested. Following the planned protest at Heathrow, The Met Police had warned activists that attempts to disrupt airports would result in lengthy prison sentences, if they are deemed to have endangered an aircraft then they could face life imprisonment.

Extinction Rebellion is once again disrupting the public across London in a bid to force the government to adopt its idealism on how to tackle Climate Change.

Other activists boarded other flights and attempted to disrupt them by refusing to take their seats, they were promptly arrested.

London City Airport remained open and operational throughout the attempted action.

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