Stansted runway closed after anti-deportation protesters block flight

Stansted runway closed after anti-deportation protesters block flight

Eight activists attempt to stop charter flight scheduled to carry eight deportees to Nigeria and Ghana

The runway at Stansted was closed on Tuesday night after protesters ran out in a bid to prevent a plane carrying eight deportees from taking off.

The campaign group End Deportations said eight activists had locked themselves to a tripod to stop a “mass deportation charter flight” from the Essex airport to Nigeria and Ghana.

BREAKING: 8 activists are locked on Stansted airport runway to stop mass deportation to Nigeria and Ghana. #StopCharterFlights #Stansted

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Source: Guardian Transport

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