London Heathrow Airport

Police arrest 9 as London City Airport protest ends

Flights resumed at London City Airport after hours of disruption on Tuesday caused by demonstrators who blocked a runway to protest expansion plans.

The protest disrupted travel from just before dawn until early afternoon. It ended after police arrested nine people on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

The group Black Lives Matter claimed responsibility for the protest on social media. It says expansion consigns the local community of Newham to environmental degradation. The group says the airport caters to people working in financial services — not the local population affected by its presence.

"It is an airport designed for the wealthy," the group...

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