Extinction Rebellion protestors are in full swing as we head to the end of the week. The activist group has set their sights on shutting down London City Airport and they’ve had a solid crack achieving just that.
A visually impaired former Paralympian took things to the next level. James Brown managed to climb on top of a British Airways plane. This dude just up and scaled a damn plane, literally from the boarding stairs. This bloke is seriously determined. Before the coppers showed up to take him away he live-streamed the whole thing on Facebook.
Workers and passengers alike were a lil surprised:
Yes that’s a man on a plane.#londoncityairport pic.twitter.com/pGZjqddypb
— Marie McKelvie (@SoMeMarie) October 10, 2019
It’s an eventful day at work. A guy has glued himself on top of a plane at London City Airport just across from me. #londoncityairport pic.twitter.com/2ctJkIop73
— Helen Young (@HelenYoung16) October 10, 2019
Some peeps saw the humorous side to it too:
“Meanwhile, we go live to the #ExtinctionRebellion protest at #londoncityairport where Tom Cruise is reported to be lending his support …” pic.twitter.com/nqtKj1QAa3
— PaulO (@EEPaulEP) October 10, 2019
No sir, that’s not a Ryanair flight. No need to sit on the fuselage! #londoncityairport #ryanair pic.twitter.com/tFzR0frm3m
— manwithnoname (@meijboom) October 10, 2019
Brown Didn’t Come Without Back Up
This stunt was accompanied by tonnes of protestors gathered in entrances to the airport, railway stations and nearby roads. XR is seriously determined to draw attention to the environmental impacts of flying and say they’ll keep it up until the 12th. One protestor managed to get onto the roof of the terminal. Another disrupted a flight to Dublin before take-off to spread the climate emergency message.
It’s been no different down under, with major intersections brought to a halt in most capital cities across the country. You can read about the crazy things our law enforcement has done in response in another article we’ve published.
XR has had a cracker of a week in the public eye all around the world for their ‘Spring Rebellion’. From sit ins, gatherings and protests, the activist group seems to be everywhere in the headlines. A hell of a lot of peeps are less than pleased with the group. Disruption is their key tactic and well, you can’t argue that they aren’t nailing it.
Image source: @SoMeMarie Twitter.