PHOTO: 14 people arrested after climate protests at Swedish airports

Swedish police - Malmø airport - MALMÖ airportPhoto: Johan Nilsson / TT / NTB

Climate activists have carried out several protests at a number of Swedish airports, including Bromma, Arlanda, and Malmö. Bromma and Växjö were closed for a while.

A total of 14 people have been arrested after the actions, the newspaper Aftonbladet writes. The protests started at lunchtime on Sunday. In the afternoon, air traffic returned to normal but with some delays.

At Bromma, which is mostly used for domestic traffic, four people have been arrested. 

“Four arriving aircraft were affected and were diverted to Arlanda,” Robert Pletzin, a spokesperson for Swedavia, stated. At 2 PM on Sunday, the airport was reopened.

A 57-year-old woman was arrested in Malmö after entering the airport area and getting to the runway. She is charged with airport robbery. However, the protest should not have led to major disruptions in air traffic.

According to the activist group Extinction Rebellion, one of their members has carried out the protest in Malmö, Aftonbladet writes. The newspaper writes that the woman glued herself to the runway.

Norwegian group

Extinction Rebellion in Norway informed NTB that two of their activists had stopped two different domestic planes at Arlanda by buying tickets, boarding the plane, and refusing to sit down.

Swedish police confirmed the information. 

“There were two women on board a plane. They have behaved in a way that led to them being removed from the plane,” police spokesman Per Fahlström stated.

The two women have been arrested. 

Glued their hands to the runway

In Växjö, two people entered the airport area and glued their hands to the runway. They have been arrested, and at Landvetter, two more people have been arrested.

There has also been a protest in Halmstad in southern Sweden, where two people refused to board a plane.

“The police led them out,” the police in Halland County wrote in a press release.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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