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Climate activists block runways at 2 German airports, disrupting flights for hours


BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists were blocking flights at two German airports for several hours Thursday in protest against the most polluting form of transportation. They were also demanding tougher government action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group Last Generation said several of its members entered the grounds of Hamburg Airport around 6 a.m. and glued themselves to the runway on the first day of the school vacation. Germany’s dpa news agency reported that dozens of flights were canceled and 10 arrivals had to be diverted to other airports. Members of the group also cut through a security fence at Duesseldorf Airport in the west. They blocked an access route to the runway, disrupting several flights there before operations resumed.

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