Climate activists block Geneva airport’s private-jet terminal

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Climate-change activists blocked Geneva airport's private jet terminal on Saturday in protest against what they said is an absurd form of transport.

Extinction Rebellion climate change activists play on a slackline as others block an entrance to general aviation terminal at the Geneva Airport, Switzerland November 16, 2019 REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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GENEVA: Climate-change activists blocked Geneva airport's private jet terminal on Saturday (Nov 16) in protest against what they said is an absurd form of transport.

Geneva is a hub for the private jets of the rich and powerful who either live nearby or travel to the lakeside city for its private banks, auction houses, hospitals and United Nations offices.

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Dozens of activists sat in front of the small terminal building, linking arms in peaceful protest. Police cordoned off the area.

"We have blocked the private-jet terminal to defend the principle of climate and social justice," Extinction Rebellion's Geneva chapter said on Facebook. "This means of transport is completely absurd."

Extinction Rebellion was founded in Britain last year, inspiring waves of disruptive actions around the world to call for rapid cuts in carbon emissions and the repair of collapRead More – Source