Climate protesters at Berlin airport briefly halted traffic after gluing themselves to the runway

Climate protesters briefly halted air traffic at a Berlin airport on Thursday after some glued themselves to the runway.

The activists, from a group called Letzte Generation, halted air traffic at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in protest of flight-related emissions.

“The plane is not a means of transportation for ordinary people,” Letzte Generation said in a statement. “Most people — about 80 percent of the world’s population — have never flown in their lives. One affluent percent of the population is responsible for about half of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by flights.”

Letzte Generation said the protesters informed police of their plans shortly before entering the airport.

The airport had resumed flight operations on the runways as of Thursday evening local time, but warned there would still be delays and urged patience.

Letzte Generation has performed similar stunts before. Two of the group’s protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting at Germany’s Museum Barberini last month in an attempt to draw attention to the climate crisis.

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