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Friday 9 December 2016

Nine held over airport protest

Nine climate change activists have been arrested after chaining themselves to railings on the north runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Thirteen members of activist group Plane Stupid cut a hole in a fence at around 3.30am and lay down on the tarmac. The campaigners, who were protesting against airport expansion, were cut free and removed by police.

A video posted online showed several activists chained together and being spoken to by an officer.

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