Flights have been cancelled at London’s City airport after nine protesters from Black Lives Matter UK got on to the runway and chained themselves together.
The airport said all flights were disrupted and that police were at the scene.
The Metropolitan police said nine protesters erected a tripod on the runway and locked themselves together just before dawn.
The campaign said it carried out the protest to highlight the environmental impact of air travel on the lives of black people locally and globally.
Several arrests were made.