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Travelers Block Gate in Protest Causing Disruption at Brussels Airport

A group of people were seen sitting on the floor surrounded by police at Brussels Airport, after local media reported that “disgruntled passengers”, whose Cameroon-bound flight was forced to return to Brussels Airport, blocked access to a gate.

The Brussels Airlines aircraft had returned due to a technical issue on Wednesday evening, HLN reported.

The stranded travelers began their protest when they “discovered that they couldn’t continue their journey on Thursday morning because the flight was fully booked,” according to an airline spokeswoman quoted by the Aviation 24 site.

Further video footage showed queues inside departures of the airport during the disruption. Credit: @RealMetman via Storyful