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Seventeen people have been charged after they were arrested following a protest at Stansted.
They were campaigning against deportation ‘charter flights’ that they say are racist and unfairly target people on basis of their nationality.
The nine women and eight men were each charged with obstructing or disrupting a person engaged in lawful activity and organising or taking part in a demonstration likely to interfere or obstruct Stansted Airport.
They have been released on bail to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on May 3.
- Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer on the Stansted Airport protest in which 17 people were arrested.
The demonstrators were campaigning against a deportation flight to Nigeria, putting up a blockade, they chained themselves to it in an attempt to stop the plane leaving.
The demonstration happened away from the passenger terminal, but the main runway was closed for an hour and flights were delayed and diverted.
Now questions are being asked as to how the protestors managed to breach airport security.
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Ten Special Constables are to now work alongside regular police officers at Stansted Airport.
Essex police say they will be deployed in the coming weeks in a variety of roles to help keep the airport safe.
"I cannot speak highly enough of all the Specials who contribute to the work of Essex Police every day. Our Specials have full police powers and equipment but give up their free time on a voluntary basis, fitting their personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties."
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