Arrests as Stansted anti-deportation protesters lock themselves to plane
Seventeen held after activists prevent departure of flight taking asylum seekers and other migrants to Nigeria and Ghana
Police have arrested 17 anti-deportation protesters who locked themselves to an aircraft at Stansted airport, preventing a charter flight due to remove asylum seekers and other migrants from the UK from taking off.
The protesters locked themselves to the wing of a Titan Airways flight and refused to move. All 17 protesters involved with the action have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and are now in police custody.
Source: Guardian Transport