Climate protesters briefly brought traffic to a halt at Berlin Airport after they stuck to the runway

Climate protesters briefly halted air traffic at Berlin airport on Thursday after some of them stuck to the runway.

Activists from the Letzte Generation group stopped air traffic at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to protest against flight-related emissions.

“A plane is not a means of transportation for ordinary people,” Letzte Generation said in a statement. “Most people – about 80 percent of the world’s population – have never flown in their lives. A wealthy one percent of the population is responsible for roughly half of aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Letzte Generation said its protesters informed police of their plans shortly before entering the airport.

The airport resumed flight operations on its runways from Thursday evening local time, but warned there would still be delays and urged patience.

Letzte Generation has dealt with similar stunts before. Two of the group’s protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting at the Barberini Museum in Germany last month in an effort to draw attention to the climate crisis.

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