December 8, 2022

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Climate activists block private jets in Schiphol and cling to Prado

Climate activists block private jets in Schiphol and cling to Prado

Dozens of climate activists were arrested after they tried to occupy part of Schiphol Airport. The protesters sat under the plane, preventing them from taking off.

Climate activists cut gates in the Schiphol car park and circled the tarmac. Their goal: to make sure no private flights can take off from Amsterdam all day, by sitting under planes or restricting themselves to them.

These are protesters from Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace Netherlands, who have announced peaceful demonstrations in Schiphol for the day. According to the organizations themselves, there were more than 500.

Dozens arrested

“Schiphol should be greatly reduced,” Greenpeace’s Fayza Olhassan told Dutch news agency ANP. “It doesn’t make sense that so many private flights leave the airport every day.”

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Figures from research agency CE Delft commissioned by Greenpleace show that more private flights took off from Schiphol, Rotterdam and The Hague Airport in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2019, the last year before the coronavirus pandemic. According to the flight data, more than a third of those flights were shorter than 500 kilometers and nearly 11 percent were shorter than 250 kilometers. Emissions per passenger on a private flight are about five times higher than those on a scheduled flight.

The police arrested dozens of activists, but the operation was still going on until 3 pm on Saturday.

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Also this afternoon at the Prado Museum in Madrid, two climate activists clung to the frame of two paintings by Francisco Goya. This was reported by the Spanish police. The business itself was not harmed. The activists wrote “+1.5 degrees Celsius” on the wall between the two paintings. They refer to the international community’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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The activists were arrested and detained. They meet in the meantime Long line of “museum posters”.