Climate activists ride bikes on runway of Amsterdam airport and block jets from taking off

Hundreds of climate activists caused chaos on bicycles at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Saturday (5 November) after breaching a runway to try to stop private jets from taking off.

The riders - from Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion - could be seen circling around on their bikes close to an aircraft while wearing high-vis jackets.

It is the latest protest aimed at drawing attention to the climate crisis and came on the eve of the Cop27 summit.

A press release from Greenpeace Netherlands claims “more than 500” activists were involved.

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