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Climate activists disrupt access to Berlin's Tegel airport

Climate activists block the entrance hall of the Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, on November 10, 2019. (Photo by AP)

Some 150 climate activists from German group "am Boden bleiben" (Stay Grounded) and their supporters disrupted access to Berlin's Tegel airport on Sunday, November 10, demanding a ban on domestic and short-haul flights.

The activists staged a sit-in blockade inside the departures terminal, prompting police to block access roads and to check travelers arriving with their baggage on foot for valid tickets and IDs.

A young activist called flying "the most climate damaging and most unfair method to travel." Access roads to Tegel airport were jammed by long lines of cars and public buses. While no flights were affected by the protest, it was unclear how many people missed their plane.

(Source: Reuters)

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