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    "PAD" Block Stansted airport

    Stansted protest delays flights
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    Flights at Stansted airport have been delayed after more than 50 protesters occupied a secure area near the runway. Climate action group Plane Stupid said it started the protest at 0315 GMT by breaching security. The runway was closed for about two hours as a precaution, but reopened at 0810 GMT. Passengers are being advised to contact their airlines. Police said they had removed all the protesters, who were chained together, and made 39 arrests. A total of 21 flights are believed to have been cancelled. Ch Supt Ian Gruneberg told BBC News the demonstrators were "committing a criminal act" and would be dealt with by the courts........

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ex/7770513.stm

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    Re: "PAD" Block Stansted airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barrow View Post
    Stansted protest delays flights
    BBC

    Flights at Stansted airport have been delayed after more than 50 protesters occupied a secure area near the runway. Climate action group Plane Stupid said it started the protest at 0315 GMT by breaching security. The runway was closed for about two hours as a precaution, but reopened at 0810 GMT. Passengers are being advised to contact their airlines. Police said they had removed all the protesters, who were chained together, and made 39 arrests. A total of 21 flights are believed to have been cancelled. Ch Supt Ian Gruneberg told BBC News the demonstrators were "committing a criminal act" and would be dealt with by the courts........

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ex/7770513.stm

    Disgraceful!
    Thank goodness things like this do not happen in Thailand! Police? They would send in the Army-and quite right too!()

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    Re: "PAD" Block Stansted airport

    Global Warming protest eh? I hope they had their winter woollies on. It was 0
    degrees Celsius in Cambridge this morning.

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    Re: "PAD" Block Stansted airport

    The latest news is that it could take 3 DAYS to get back to normal !
    Why the big delay for such a small disruption?

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    Re: "PAD" Block Stansted airport

    good to know the police is more effective at other airports.

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