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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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Runway at London City Airport 'now open' after protest

The runway at London City Airport is now open following a protest by Black Lives Matter.

The Airport apologised for the inconvenience caused and advised passengers to check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

Police confirmed nine arrests were made after members of the group 'locked' themselves together on the eastern end of the runway on Tuesday morning.

The protest caused widespread disruption with the cancellation of dozens of flights.

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