"Plane Stupid" occupies Stansted Airport (U.K.)

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"Plane Stupid" occupies Stansted Airport (U.K.)

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Four people have been arrested after more than 50 protesters broke into a secure area of Stansted airport.

Climate action group Plane Stupid said it began the protest at 0315 GMT by occupying an area near the runway as it was closed for maintenance work.

The group said it was protesting over greenhouse gas emissions and intended to stop the runway reopening. ...

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "About 50 protesters have gained access to Stansted Airport and they are airside. We have arrested four people so far."

A spokeswoman for the group said the activists were chained together and had surrounded themselves with security fencing.

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