Nine charged after London City protest

Nine charged after London City protest

Nine people have been charged after a protest on the runway at London City airport led to a morning of flight disruption,

The Black Lives Matter UK movement said it was responsible for the demonstration on Tuesday morning.

Five men and four women, aged between 23 and 32, are charged with aggravated trespass and being unlawfully airside within a restricted area of an aircraft.

They were released on bail until next Wednesday, when they are due to appear before Westminster magistrates.

Protesters occupied the runway shortly after 05.30am and it was closed until about midday.

The demonstration meant a number of flights in and out of City airport were either cancelled, delayed or diverted.


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