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Arrests after Black Lives Matter protest shuts down London City Airport

Nine people have been arrested after protesters stormed a runway at London City Airport, disrupting all flights in and out of the airport.

Here are the latest developments:

  • Activist group Black Lives Matter UK claimed responsibility for the protest
  • Nine protesters put a tripod up on the runway and locked themselves together
  • Police negotiated with the group until specialist officers arrive to 'unlock' them
  • All nine have now been arrested
  • The airport said it would 'resume operations as soon as possible'
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London City Airport: Travel Advice for passengers

All flights are currently suspended at the airport Credit: London City Airport

London City Airport have advised passengers to check with airlines for the status of flights, following a Black Lives Matter protest on Tuesday morning.

They said the passenger terminal building is open, but is "understandably very busy".

British Airways have currently suspended all flights from the airport and advised customers to check with the airline before leaving home.

In a statement, they said: "Due to protester action at London City Airport all flights have been suspended.

"We would advise customers to check with the airline before leaving home."

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