Runways at BER released again after action by climate activists

Airport BER

The federal police confirmed that several people were on the airport site. There was no more detailed information, the operation is still ongoing.

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Berlin Both runways at the capital’s airport BER have been released again after the disruption by climate activists. This was announced by an airport spokesman for the German Press Agency on Thursday evening.

Climate activists from the “Last Generation” group had previously gained access to the airport grounds at around 4:00 p.m. and paralyzed flight operations. According to the police, some had glued themselves to the ground.

The activists from the group “Last Generation” had apparently entered the airport area in two places, both on the north and on the south side.

The activists streamed the action live on Twitter. There you could see them snapping through a fence shortly after 4:00 p.m. and entering the airport area. They then held banners up to the camera and explained their motives.

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Activists were also seen gluing themselves to the ground. About ten minutes after the start of the action, blue lights could be seen in the live stream, and a little later police officers could also be heard.

As of 5:30 p.m., the first flights with delays were reported on the BER homepage. The Flightradar website also showed that individual planes were circling not far from BER or that planes with earlier departure times were still on the ground.

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