Why did Plane Stupid chain themselves to the runway at Stansted Airport?

Reposted from New Internationalist, 29/3/17. Text by Plane Stupid https://newint.org/blog/2017/03/29/plane-stupid-stansted-action/ Activists take action at Stansted airport to stop a mass deportation flight. by Stop Charter Flights – End Deportations Facebook page. Last night’s action stopped a mass deportation charter flight from flying to Nigeria and Ghana. Members of Plane Stupid explain why they took part. Just over a…

Arrests as Stansted anti-deportation protesters lock themselves to plane

Reposted from The Guardian, 29/3/17. Text by Diane Taylor https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/29/arrests-as-stansted-anti-deportation-protesters-lock-themselves-to-plane Seventeen held after activists prevent departure of flight taking asylum seekers and other migrants to Nigeria and Ghana Police have arrested 17 anti-deportation protesters who locked themselves to an aircraft at Stansted airport preventing a charter flight due to remove asylum seekers and other migrants from…

CAMPAIGNERS HALT ‘DEPORTATION FLIGHT’ BY BLOCKING STANSTED RUNWAY AND LOCKING THEMSELVES TO PLANE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29/03/17 For more information: 07391139809 | enddeportations@riseup.net Activists from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) and Plane Stupid have last night (28 March) prevented the departure of a mass deportation charter flight from Stansted Airport 17 people arrested so far, according to police This is the first time this…

Activists In London Are Stopping a Mass Deportation Flight Carrying Nigerians and Ghanaians From Taking Off

Reposted from Okay Africa (International Edition), 28/3/17. Text by Damola Durosomo http://www.okayafrica.com/in-brief/stansted-airport-deportation-block/ Activists have taken to London’s Stansted Airport tonight to block a chartered flight carrying Nigerian and Ghanaian asylum seekers. Eight campaigners gathered at 10:00 pm and formed a physical blockade to prevent the flight from taking off, refusing to leave until the flight…

Protesters block Stansted Airport’s runway to prevent ‘inhuman’ deportations

Reposted from International Business Times, 29/3/17. Text by Tareq Haddad http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/protesters-block-stansted-airports-runway-prevent-inhuman-deportations-1614197 Asylum seekers were due to be flown back to Nigeria and Ghana. Police cars seen at Stansted Airport, Essex (representative image).Reuters Protesters stormed a runway at Stansted Airport to block a charter flight from taking off. The flight was said to contain eight asylum…